Logan University, a private special focus chiropractic college in Chesterfield, recently announced plans to renovate and expand the newly named Fuhr Science Center, formerly known as the Science and Research Center, as well as renovate portions of the Administration Center on its campus.
The $28 campus renovation million project was spurred by the $1 million lead gift from Dr. Arlan W. Fuhr, who graduated from the school in 1961, and Judi Fuhr.
With an additional 14,400 square feet, the updated Fuhr Science Center plans to house state-of-the-art anatomy labs, a simulated imaging center, technique labs, faculty offices, additional student collaboration and study areas. Also included is the addition of anatomage tables, 3D-simulation systems used by leading health care institutions throughout the world.
The goal of these renovations is to continue the university’s tradition of hands-on applied leaning that has been a cornerstone since’s Logan founder Dr. Hugh B. Logan’s first class of seven students.
“Logan University provides a strong education rooted in science, research and evidence, and its graduates are solid and balanced in their practice. I’ve dedicated my career to innovation so that we, as chiropractors, can help patients improve their health, and it’s an honor to give back to the university that has given me so much,” said Dr. Fuhr, founder and chairman of Activator Methods International and co-inventor of the Activator Adjusting Instrument and the Activator Method Chiropractic Technique—the world’s most widely used instrument adjusting chiropractic technique.
Guided by Logan’s mission and vision, the “Advancing Education, Transforming Lives” campaign will be funded through three efforts: financing through an existing long-term relationship with the university’s banking partner, a strategic spend in cash reserves and a fundraising campaign.
Dr. Fuhr has remained connected to Logan throughout his career. In the 1970s, he was one of 70 alumni who donated $5,000 to raise the $350,000 down payment to purchase Logan’s current campus property. From 1981 to 1991, he served on the Logan Board of Trustees as finance chairman. In 2016, he volunteered to chair the Forever Chiropractic Forever Logan campaign, the first perpetual scholarship that benefits both current and future Logan chiropractic students.
“On behalf of the university and its future students, we are incredibly grateful to Arlan and Judi Fuhr for their generous support in helping us launch this initiative,” said Logan President Clay McDonald.
Construction is set to begin in the first quarter of 2022.