The inauguration celebration of Dr. Douglas Fiore as the third president of Mercy College of Health Sciences will take place April 10-11, 2019, with the installment ceremony set for April 10.
A variety of activities will take place during the two-day inauguration event to celebrate and recognize Dr. Fiore, including lunch in Courtyard, a Faith & Healing Speaker Series, a Prayer Walk, and an Inauguration Mass.
On Wednesday, April 10, events include an Inaugural Mass at 9 am at St. Ambrose Cathedral (607 High St. Des Moines, IA 50309). The installment ceremony will take place at 1 pm at Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Downtown Des Moines. A reception will immediately follow the ceremony. Students, alumni, and community members are invited to attend the inauguration and reception.
Dr. Fiore began his term as Mercy College of Health Sciences President on June 10, 2018.
“I am honored and grateful for the opportunity to lead an organization whose rich history and institutional mission and vision play such an important role in the Des Moines community,” said Fiore.
Fiore earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree in educational administration from Indiana State University, Master of Science in education from Purdue University, and a Bachelor of Arts in education and speech arts and sciences from Hofstra University. Throughout his career he held leadership roles at several higher education institutions and in the public K-12 school system. Most recently, he served as the provost and vice president for academic affairs at Park University.
Fiore is recognized for his consulting work in areas relating to developing culture, collaborations, partnerships, and faculty recruitment and retention. He has authored or co-authored eight books for school administrators and frequently contributes to numerous publications and conferences, both nationally and internationally. He serves on several professional boards and committees including the American Educational Research Association, the Association for the Advancement of Educational Research, and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. In 2012, Fiore was a Fellow with the American Council on Education.