Douglas J. Fiore, PhD, will be inaugurated as Mercy College of Health Sciences’ third president on Wednesday, April 10.
Inauguration events begin with a Mass at 9:00 am at St. Ambrose Cathedral. The installation ceremony is scheduled for 1:00 pm at Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, with a reception to follow.
Inauguration activities continue Thursday, April 11, with a campus Prayer Walk, campus tours, lunch in the Brennan Hall Commons, dinner in the lobby, and a Faith & Healing Speaker Series. The speaker series features Michael Galligan-Stierle, Ph.D., President, Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities; Sister Mary-Paula, Associate Director for Mission, Conference for Mercy Higher Education; Colleen Walters, Chief Mission Integration Officer, MercyOne.
All events are open to the public. To see a more detailed schedule and to RSVP please visit www.mchs.edu/inauguration.
Dr. Fiore was appointed by the Mercy College Board of Directors and officially began his term 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.
Dr. 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. Fiore previously served as the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Park University.
About Mercy College of Health Sciences
Mercy College of Health Sciences is the only private Catholic college in central Iowa and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Located in downtown Des Moines, Mercy College prepares graduates for service and leadership in the healthcare community with a wide range of bachelor, associate, and certificate programs. Mercy College’s liberal arts and sciences education develops compassionate caregivers and leaders. Visit www.mchs.edu or call (515) 643-3180 to learn more.