On July 5, 2011, Dr. Joseph E. Nyre became the 8th President of Iona College. Located in New Rochelle, N.Y., and founded in 1940, Iona College has a current enrollment of approximately 3,800 students, and is known for its liberal arts core curriculum and outstanding business programs. Iona has a Carnegie Classification of "Master's L," which categorized Iona as a school that offers larger master's programs. Dr. Nyre is the first non-Christian Brother selected to lead the College.
Since arriving to Iona College, Dr. Nyre's administration has:
Prior to his arrival at Iona College, Dr. Nyre served eight years as the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Hope Institute for Children and Families, a university-affiliated statewide nonprofit organization in Illinois. Under his leadership, the Institute grew to encompass a 31-agency and university consortium providing training, education, healthcare, and residential services to over 30,000 people annually.
Dr. Nyre's international research and training program initiatives have been focused in the areas of autism, mental health service delivery, and system development. He regularly published and presented nationally in the areas of developmental psychopathology and systems of health and educational service delivery. Dr. Nyre has authored and advanced vital state and national legislation improving the system of care and higher education in Illinois and throughout the United States. Dr. Nyre's extramural funding history exceeds $44 million.
Dr. Nyre also founded five partial hospital programs, the Noll Medical Pavilion, Noll Dental Clinic, the Illinois Children's Healthcare Partnership, Central Illinois DD Dental Advisory Commission, The Autism Program of Illinois Service Network, the Hope Institute Learning Academy, and the Kansas Psychology Training Consortium in clinical, school, and counseling psychology. He was the first Director of Program Evaluation at the Baylor Evaluation Services Center.
A native of Wisconsin, Dr. Nyre earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse. He continued his formal education by obtaining an MA in Educational and Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri, an Educational Specialist (Ed.S.), and Ph.D. in School Psychology with a Clinical Child Psychology minor from the University of Kansas. Dr. Nyre also completed pre- and post-doctoral fellowships in Clinical Child Psychology at Harvard Medical School/Children's Hospital and the University of Kansas.
Dr. Nyre is married to the former Kelli McIntyre, and they both enjoy their wonderful family of four children.
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