Salvation Army Appoints Provost William Clyde to National Advisory Board

Clyde’s research in development and poverty alleviation will benefit Salvation Army’s mission.

William Clyde at veterans services event in SmithWilliam C. Clyde, Ph.D., provost and executive vice president of Manhattan College, has been elected to join The Salvation Army’s National Advisory Board, which provides guidance for programs and services throughout the United States. He will maintain his current position at Manhattan College while serving on the National Advisory Board.

Along with his experience in economics, finance, strategic planning and nonprofit leadership, Clyde’s expertise in poverty alleviation will be a great asset to the Board. “My current research is in economic development and the transformation of the understanding of how underdeveloped economies grow,” Dr. Clyde said. “Empowering the poor to lift themselves out of poverty with strategies of support that help people help themselves, rather than focusing solely on providing direct aid is vital to economic growth.”

Clyde has published widely, including the book, “Using Technology in Teaching,” has spent several years as a trader and corporate advisor in the foreign currency markets and has served as Vice President at First National Bank of Chicago, now part of JP Morgan Chase. He has served on several boards and is currently chair of the board of the Union Community Health Center in the Bronx.

“Bill and his wife Christine have been loyal supporters of the work of The Salvation Army for nearly 30 years,” said Dawn Fleming, The Salvation Army’s Donor Relations Director for Connecticut and Rhode Island. “As monthly contributors, their generosity has provided a predictable stream of funding for programs that make a lasting impact on the lives of those who turn to us for assistance. As an economist with a particular interest in lifting families out of poverty through self-directed solutions, Bill has been a trusted advisor to our Development team in Connecticut and Rhode Island, offering counsel as we develop our poverty reduction program for families through Pathway of Hope. The Clydes’ genuine interest in alleviating suffering and improving lives has been a blessing to all of us at the Army and to those we serve.”

Clyde holds a Ph.D. in economics from Edinburgh University, an M.S. in chemistry from New York University, and a B.S. in economics and chemistry from DePauw University.

By Pete McHugh