Dr. William Clyde has been named the next executive vice president and provost of Manhattan College, effective July 1. Clyde will replace Dr. Weldon Jackson, who served Manhattan for 13 years before stepping down from his position at the end of 2009.
Since 2007, Clyde has served as vice president for academic affairs at Queens University, a private Presbyterian-affiliated institution located in Charlotte, North Carolina.
In his current role, Clyde has been instrumental in developing and implementing a major reorganization plan for Queens University’s academic units based on efficiency, clarity, and attractiveness to students. He has worked closely with the institution’s board of trustees, board of visitors, and boards of advisors while revitalizing Queens’ commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Clyde’s work in strengthening Queens University’s institutional effectiveness led to the creation of the university’s office of institutional research and assessment, the center for academic success, which emphasizes student support and retention, and the center for excellence in teaching and learning. In addition, he has worked to raise dramatically the level of available technology resources on campus, including online registration and hybrid courses.
“Dr. Clyde brings to Manhattan an impressive depth and breadth of experience, a strong record of accomplishment as an educator and administrator, and a reputation for creative thinking in response to complex challenges,” says Dr. Brennan O’Donnell, president of Manhattan College. “His dedication to mission is evident through his work in support of a broad program of community outreach, service-learning, and international development projects.”
Clyde began his career as an investment officer at Harris Trust and Savings Bank in Chicago before becoming vice president of investments at First National Bank of Chicago (now part of JP Morgan Chase), where he specialized in foreign exchange markets. He joined the faculty of Quinnipiac College (now Quinnipiac University) in 1990, and for seventeen years taught courses in financial management, corporate finance, and securities analysis, among other subjects, earning tenure there in 1995 and rising to the rank of full professor in 1998. From 1995 through 2007, he held a series of administrative appointments of increasing responsibility and complexity: program director, dean of academic technology, dean of the College of Professional Studies, and finally associate vice president for academic affairs.
“I am excited and honored to be joining the Manhattan College community,” says Clyde. The noble calling of the Lasallian heritage, the endless potential of the surrounding city, the tranquil setting of the campus, and the palpable devotion of the community combine to promise transformative experiences to all Manhattan College students. I truly believe this is the character and quality of education needed most desperately by our nation and our world.”
After receiving his bachelor’s degree in economics and chemistry from DePauw University in Indiana, Clyde earned an M.S. in chemistry from New York University and a Ph.D. in economics from Edinburgh University in Scotland. He is the author of Using Technology in Teaching, published by Yale University Press in March 2005, as well as numerous academic papers, articles, and professional presentations.