President Myers Offers Tips For a Great Year


Daniel Myers Misericordia University President

Daniel Myers

Dear Students –

On behalf of our leadership team, we are delighted to welcome back all of our students, faculty, and staff as we start another academic year. I extend a special welcome to our new first-year students. We’re so glad you have joined our Misericordia community. We all hope you are adapting to the rhythm of campus life.

As you may have seen on my Tiktok account (@presdanmyersmu), I sometimes poke fun at people who give college advice that does not quite ring true to me. But let me give you a little advice of my own in this welcome back letter – which is fueled by many years of experience as a student, faculty member, and administrator.

At Misericordia, you will be challenged to do your best academically and in many other ways. Here is my first tip for success, and it is an obvious one. Lean in to those challenges. Really commit to “step up” and put forward your best effort. You’ll be glad you did.

My second tip. Ask for and accept help when you need it. Misericordia is known to be rigorous academically, while at the same time, we are widely known for providing the personal attention and other support systems that allow students to thrive.

Third and final bit of advice, take care of each other. Of course, COVID is still around, so be sure to do what you can to protect others and keep your friends and colleagues safe and healthy. Beyond that, however, reach out and support your friends and classmates in other ways. We’re all facing different challenges in our lives, and it’s amazing how far a simple act of kindness can go.

I wish all the best for you in the new year. We’ve added some new student space in the Henry Lounge and altered and expanded our food offerings and operational schedules in response to student feedback. Longer-term, we are planning for some additional improvements in our facilities in the nearby Payne printing building as well as some new possibilities in adjacent Mercy Center. Stay tuned for updates as we move through the fall.

Let me make one more request of you as we begin the new academic year: Share your experience at Misericordia with friends and family – via conversations, letter, phone calls and, of course, social media. We want to find more great students like you to come to Misericordia and benefit from this fabulous experience – and there’s nothing like word-of-mouth to help us find the right students. Whether you are a full-time undergraduate, a part-time student, or a graduate student, your voice is important. Thank you again for being a part of our community. I wish you all the best in 2022-2023.


Daniel J. Myers, Ph.D.