A Message Regarding the Passing of Matthew Schure, PhDFebruary 2, 2023
PCOM President and CEO Jay S. Feldstein, DO '81, shared the following statement regarding
the passing of Matthew Schure, PhD, past president and chief executive officer:
With a heavy heart, I share the news of the passing of Matthew Schure, PhD, our College's
seventh president and chief executive officer. He died at his home on February 1.
During his 13-year tenure as president, Matt helped to guide the College with steadfastness
and vision. His leadership was transformational, his accomplishments a legacy. He
was genuinely proud of our PCOM community and found great strength in it; he often
referred to PCOM as a family, one recognized for academic excellence and collegiality.
As his successor, I stand on his shoulders.
Among the major strategic priorities of Matt's tenure was growth at the College, both
in scope and size. He oversaw the addition of multiple graduate programs, and in 2005,
opened PCOM Georgia.
In collaboration with the PCOM Board of Trustees, Matt aligned strategic objectives
with business plans. He was able to suppress the rate of tuition increases for more
than a decade. At the same time, he substantially built the College's endowment during
two recessionary periods.
Prior to his work at PCOM, Matt spent 30 years at New York Institute of Technology
(NYIT). At NYIT, Matt held a variety of positions including professor of behavioral
sciences, associate dean for academic assessment and president and chief executive
Compassion, generosity and love of family were his truest hallmarks. I ask you to
join me in extending deepest condolences to Judy Schure, Matt's wife of nearly 50
years; his two children, Jared and Deborah (Matthew Lissauer); and his grandchildren.
We also extend our sympathies to Matt's former students, associates and friends during
this difficult time.
The Matthew Schure, PhD, Endowed Scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Schure.
Checks may be made payable to the PCOM Foundation, attention Institutional Advancement,
4180 City Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19131 or online at pcom.edu/giving.
Jay S. Feldstein, DO '81
President and Chief Executive Officer
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