New vice-president of academic affairs named at Mercy College

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Trevor Bates, D.H.Sc., AT began in the role of Vice-President of Academic Affairs & Dean of Faculty at Mercy College of Ohio on June 29.

Susan Wajert, PhD, President of Mercy College says, “The Mercy community is thrilled to have Trevor join the team at this exciting time for Mercy College. He will be a great asset in continuing growth of the College. He was selected from a national pool of candidates.”


Trevor Bates
Dr. Bates comes to Mercy College from Heidelberg University where he has served for 10 years in various positions, most recently as the Associate Dean of Health Sciences, Chair and Program Director of Athletic Training with academic rank of Associate Professor. Prior to Heidelberg, Dr. Bates served as a faculty member, coordinator of clinical education and clinical athletic trainer at his alma mater, Millikin University. Dr. Bates also served in a clinical role at Decatur Memorial Hospital for several years working in outpatient orthopedic rehabilitation, a sports medicine physician office and a clinical AT for Lincoln College, Lincoln Christian College and Lincoln High School. He earned a Doctorate of Health Sciences with a concentration in Leadership and Organizational Behavior from A.T. Still University of Health Sciences, a Master of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sports Medicine from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Millikin University.

“As a native Chicagoan and former resident of Kansas City, Kansas, I’m looking forward to being a part of an urban community both personally and professionally. My family is looking forward to continuing our small town living but now have direct access to all of the amenities and culture associate with living near an urban area. I worked with Mercy Health professionals at campuses in both Toledo and Tiffin to develop articulation agreements and clinical placements while I was at Heidelberg. Mercy College’s strong healthcare focus and it being part of the largest health system in Ohio, Mercy Health, are very appealing to me. I’m very eager to listen, learn and build strong connections within and beyond academic affairs. This is an exciting time for the college and I look forward to working with college and Mercy Health colleagues to support the great programs we have and bring new initiatives to fruition as well,” said Dr. Bates.

Dr. Bates, his wife and two children will be relocating to the Toledo area.

Mercy College of Ohio is a Catholic institution sponsored by Mercy Health with a campus in Toledo and a location in Youngstown, Ohio. It focuses on healthcare and health science programs in both on-campus and online formats. Mercy College offers a Master of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology, Healthcare Administration, Medical Imaging, and Nursing; Associate of Science degrees in General Studies, Health Information Technology, Nursing, and Radiologic Technology; and Credit Certificates in Community Health Worker, Emergency Medical Technician, Medical Coding, Ophthalmic Technology, Paramedic and Polysomnographic Technology. More information is available at mercycollege.edu.

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