Jack Lyda

photo of Jack Lyda, Operations Manger SPS-OregonOperations Manager


Jack came to the Adult Degree program in 2007 as the first Operations Manager. He has over 25 years of experience in operations and management, mostly as an officer and pilot in the Air Force. During that time he was stationed in Mississippi, Texas, North Carolina, Germany, and Denmark. He has also served in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq and Bosnia.

Jack enjoys the details of planning orientations and creating class schedules, assigning instructors and ordering textbooks, and making daily operations run smoothly. He earned a bachelor's degree from George Fox University and a master's degree from American Military University.

Jack and his wife Sandy have two kids. They enjoy living on a small farm in the country raising Shetland sheep, chickens, cats, dogs and a llama.

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