Mercy College's president to retire

John Hayward
John Hayward

Mercy College of Ohio's president announced today he will retire June 30.

John Hayward has been president of the private college since 2005. Enrollment at the school, which focuses on health science careers such as nursing, has grown 63 percent during his tenure, the school said.

Based in Toledo's Uptown neighborhood, Mercy College is affiliated with Mercy and Catholic Health Partners. It has a satellite campus in Youngstown.

Mr. Hayward was a long-serving member of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library board of directors, and practiced law in the Toledo area for about four decades before he took the helm of Mercy College. He also served in the U.S. Navy.