May 3, 2021
McDaniel College has named Eric Simon as the college's new vice president for administration and finance following a national search. He assumes the role at McDaniel effective June 1, 2021.
Simon comes to McDaniel after serving as assistant vice chancellor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW). In this role, he has oversight of business operations, facilities, human resources, and information technology. He has also been involved on numerous university committees including those focused on campus operations, diversity, strategic planning, and pandemic response.
At UNCW, he has worked to maximize administrative and financial processes while ensuring the priorities of the institution are met. He has been responsible for the annual budget and has managed a growing portfolio of assets, while being involved in the long-term planning of capital investment projects. He was also part of the team that oversaw a new multi-million dollar student housing complex.
He was previously the executive director for the student center and auxiliary services business development at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the director of the student activities center and department of campus life at Clayton State University in Morrow, Ga.