David M. Heiney

Published 03.04.2013

Alumni News

David M. Heiney"I have very, very fond memories of (Williamsport Technical Institute) and the (Williamsport Area) Community College," said David M. Heiney, who served as interim president of the latter from 1980-81. "I think it really gave a boost to my professional career." Although his administration was brief, Heiney's overall career at the college, including his years as a respected and innovative student affairs professional, coincided with the institution's growth on a number of levels. Among them was the focus on student activities and housing, helping to move WACC from a commuter campus to a more traditional college community, and his transitional assistance after President Robert L. Breuder was hired in a national search. Much more about his interim presidency can be found in “Legacy of Leaders,” the second volume in Penn College's Countdown to the Centennial series. The 120-page book, enhanced by videos and other material at the centennial website, is available for $9.95 from The College Store.

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