Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Dr. David C. Hyland has been named vice president for Mercyhurst North East, a new position he assumes Monday, April 17. Previously, he served as associate vice president for academic affairs and chief academic officer of MNE.
In this new capacity, Hyland will oversee the North East campus of Mercyhurst University as well as its satellite campuses at Corry and the Booker T. Washington Center in Erie. In addition to directing the academic enterprise, he will manage the administrative side of the house, including Admissions and Financial Aid, IT, Police and Safety, Student Life, Athletics, Campus Ministry, Bookstore, Parkhurst Dining and Aramark.
Hyland began his career at Mercyhurst in 1995, holding a joint appointment in the departments of anthropology/archaeology and biology, and was promoted to full professor in 2008. He has taught 3,500 students and published or presented more than 100 articles, book chapters, papers, reviews and reports. He has overseen and managed numerous labs, the biology department and the former School of Health Professions and Public Health. In 2015, he was promoted to his leadership role at North East.
“We are pleased that Dr. Hyland has agreed to accept this important position,” said Mercyhurst President Michael Victor. “He has proven experience as a teacher and scholar and, now with the fine work he has done in academic administration at North East, we believe he has much to contribute to the mission of the university at large.”
In accepting the position, Hyland said, “I am very much honored that the president and provost have put their faith in me to guide and lead our faculty, staff and students at North East, Booker T. Washington Center and Corry. And I am very proud of the highly dedicated faculty and staff that create the community that is Mercyhurst North East and who create transformational opportunities for students who otherwise might not get that chance. It is a privilege to serve them."