Manhattan College’s Provost Elected to Board of Union Community Health Center

UCHC’s commitment to helping others similar to College’s

The Union Community Health Center (UCHC), a community-based health care provider in the Bronx, elected William Clyde, Ph.D., executive vice president and provost at Manhattan College, to the UCHC Board of Directors on Aug. 10 for a five-year term. Clyde launched his career with the College a year ago and has been instrumental in spearheading Manhattan’s strategic plan, which incorporates the College’s longstanding commitment to service and instilling this commitment in every student.

“Union Community Health Center is honored to have Dr. Clyde join the UCHC Board of Directors. His organizational and financial expertise will contribute greatly to fulfilling UCHC’s mission,” said Douglas L. York, chief executive officer for UCHC. “His commitment to educating and improving the lives of individuals living and working in the Bronx is perfectly aligned with the work we do at UCHC.”

UCHC, an affiliate of the St. Barnabas Health Network, strives to continuously improve the health status of the underserved community in the central and southwest sections of Bronx County by providing affordable, comprehensive and high quality medical care at its four health center locations. The organization currently serves 25,000 individuals and recently expanded its reach by adding new pediatric services for children ages 0 to 21 at its Fordham Plaza location.

“I am honored and excited to join the board of UCHC,” said Clyde. “This is an organization whose mission shares so much with that of Manhattan College in its dedication to providing life-changing services to the community, and especially underserved populations. I also believe there will be many opportunities for collaboration between UCHC and our students, faculty and staff.”

Prior to coming to Manhattan College, Clyde was the vice president for academic affairs at Queens University, a private Presbyterian-affiliated institution located in Charlotte, N.C. Clyde also was very involved in the Charlotte community serving on the board of Discovery Place, the World Affairs Council of Charlotte and the Rotary Club of Charlotte during his time there.