Mercyhurst Magazine Summer 2016

Victor’s vision The sunfower yellow walls of the president’s ofce still glistened with fresh paint as students celebrating Hurst Day scurried about looking for scavenger hunt items. If the new president wanted to make a good frst impression on the student body, he certainly had done it with this colossal new fall tradition dedicated to school spirit and camaraderie amid games, music, a dunk tank, climbing wall and food stations. When Michael T. Victor assumed the Mercyhurst presidency on Aug. 1, 2015, he made it clear change was afoot – and not just in celebratory ways. He likened the modern university to a city-state in its scope and complexity and cautioned that private higher education could no longer thrive simply on experience and instinct.


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