Jack Lyda

Jack Lyda, MA

Operations Manager



Office: West Offices #201

Jack joined the adult degree program in 2007 as the first operations manager. He has more than 30 years of experience in operations and management, mostly as an officer and pilot in the U.S. Air Force. During that time he was stationed in Mississippi, Texas, North Carolina, Germany and Denmark. He also served in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq and Bosnia.

Jack enjoys the details of creating class schedules, assigning classes to more than 50 instructors, and managing the budget. He earned a bachelor's degree in Physical Education from George Fox University and a master's degree in Military Studies from American Military University.

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