Erie, PA – July 11, 2018 – The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) recently welcomed former State Senator Sean Wiley who has joined the College’s administration as the Institutional Director of Public Engagement.
Sen. Wiley proudly served the 49th district of Pennsylvania from 2012 to 2016. Prior to his service in the State Senate, Wiley served as the Director of the Saint Vincent Foundation and Government Relations, as well as serving Erie County, Pennsylvania as the Director of Administration.
Over the course of his career in public service, the Senator has earned a reputation of hard work, strong leadership and a commitment to the community in which he served. These attributes transition well in to his new role at LECOM.
The relationships that Senator Wiley has developed over the years, will assist him in raising the level of awareness of the significant impact LECOM is making in each community where the college has campuses. “While the LECOM name is very well recognized in the Erie area as a leader in healthcare and education,” said Sen.Wiley, “I feel that there is an opportunity to enhance the presence of the institution in Erie as well as at the other campus locations. I believe that my experiences and skill set will assist in reaching the goals of the institution.”
In addition to raising awareness of the LECOM brand, Senator Wiley will also be looking to boost the Student Scholarship Fund. “The burden of considerable debt after graduation is overwhelming for many students, Sen. Wiley said. “ LECOM addresses this issue through its annual Student Scholarship Fund Auction, which helps alleviate some of the financial burden that our medical students face. We must continue to provide this relief for our young professionals.”
Sen. Wiley will also be providing counsel on future community investments to be made by the institution. “LECOM is at the forefront when it comes to giving back to the community,’ he said. Sen. Wiley hopes to find more opportunities to support local organizations and show the Erie, Greensburg and Bradenton communities that LECOM is with them.
In just over 25 years, the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) has grown to become the largest and one of the most affordable medical colleges in the country. Enrollment in the College of Osteopathic Medicine, School of Pharmacy, School of Dental Medicine and Master’s Degree Programs has surpassed 4100 students at campuses in Erie and Greensburg, Pa. and Bradenton, Fla. More than 10,000 LECOM graduates are providing health care to patients across the United States.
The College of Osteopathic Medicine and School of Pharmacy attract more applicants than any other programs in the country by offering innovative, student-centered and affordable degree programs. LECOM medical college tuition is the second lowest private college tuition in the U.S and LECOM consistently ranks in the top ten programs for graduating primary care physicians. In addition to providing healthcare providers to serve patient needs, the College also offers master’s degree programs to prepare professionals who can run the business of health care, serve the patient’s best interests and teach future physicians, pharmacists and dentists.
LECOM is the core of an osteopathic academic health center. LECOM Health is a highly innovative health care and education system that strives to add to the quality of life of our neighbors by bringing total health care to the community. Members of LECOM Health include the College, Millcreek Community Hospital, Corry Memorial Hospital, the clinical practices of Medical Associates of Erie, LECOM Senior Living Center, LECOM Senior Living Communities, LECOM Medical Fitness and Wellness Center, LECOM Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Lifeworks Erie, and Visiting Nurses Association of Erie County.