Bastyr University

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"Bastyr University is a nonprofit, private university offering both graduate and undergraduate degrees... the University is also expanding, with a primary campus in Kenmore, Washington, and a second one planned to open in San Diego, California, in fall 2012." [1]

"In 1978, Drs. Les Griffith, William A. Mitchell, Jr. and Joseph E. Pizzorno, Jr., along with Sheila Quinn, decided to found a college. When the time came to name the college, the four unanimously proposed to name it after their beloved teacher and noted naturopathic physician Dr. John Bastyr." [2]

Dr. Daniel K. Church has served as president of Bastyr University since 2005. He is also the General Secretary, General Council on Ministries, United Methodist Church.

In 2018 Harlan Patterson became their president.



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  1. Bastyr University About, organizational web page, accessed February 25, 2013.
  2. Bastyr University About John Bastyr, organizational web page, accessed February 25, 2013.