Executive Vice President
Dan S. Soller
The Executive Vice President is the Chief Operating Officer of the University and is responsible for assisting the President in providing institutional direction and leadership to all administrative areas. He has broad institutional authority on matters of policy and serves ex-officio on all administrative committees of the University. The EVP also has direct oversight for Division I Athletics, Auxiliary Services, Student Affairs and a number of major Institutional Offices.
Dan returned to Mount St. Mary’s in 2004 after an almost twenty year absence, having served at the Mount in the 1980s. Before returning to the Mount, he most recently served as Executive Vice President Chief Operating Officer of La Roche College, where he oversaw the college administration and development of enrollment, finance, student life and human resources. His career has included senior leadership positions at The Catholic University in Washington, D.C. and Farleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey.
Perhaps unique among higher education executives, Dan is also an accomplished world class karate instructor. He is widely traveled and has students around the globe. In 1981, he founded the Phoenix Karate-do Association Kyokushinkai International, an organization dedicated to the traditional and educational values of karate. His teachings place a special emphasis on student potential and development. He continues to serve the association as Chairman and Chief Instructor, while teaching classes at the University. His personal training remains important to him and he appreciates the joys and interactions that come with teaching students.
Soller holds academic degrees from Southern Illinois University, James Madison University, and Richard Bland College of the College of William & Mary.