President Douglas J. Fiore, PhD, was formally installed as the third President of Mercy College of Health Sciences on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Downtown Des Moines, Iowa.


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From the East/North: Take I-80 to I-235 Downtown, exit I-235 at Exit 8A, proceed west through two sets of lights, turning left onto 7th Street, staying in the left lane of traffic on 7th Street. Cross over I-235 and turn left into the Visitor Parking Lot, which is just beyond the bridge.

From the South/West: Take I-35 to I-235 Downtown, exit I-235 at Exit 8A. Stay in the center lane of the off ramp, and turn right onto 7th Street, while remaining in the left most lane of the street. The entrance to the Visitor Parking Lot is immediately to your left.

From the Des Moines Airport: Exit the airport complex and turn left onto Fleur Drive. At the Raccoon River near downtown, merge onto the Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway (heading east). Proceed on MLK for 10 blocks, turn left onto 7th St./6th Ave. Proceed north on 6th Avenue for 11 blocks, turn left just beyond the last campus building into the Visitor Parking Lot, located just before the Intersection of 6th Avenue and School Street.

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Street parking will be available for the inaugural Mass at St. Ambrose Cathedral. Details on additional parking nearby can be found here. 

Free parking is available on the Mercy College campus. Mercy College is a two block walk from the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center. Parking is also available onsite at the Community Choice Credit Union for $10.

Explore Des Moines

In Iowa’s Capital City, you can enjoy big amenities in a safe and accessible location. Des Moines provides all the adventure and reward without the high cost. Swing by the Court Ave. District with its dozens of restaurants and breweries or go shopping in the historic East Village. See things to do in Des Moines here.

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Mercy College is a Catholic, accredited, nonprofit institution of higher learning.


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Mercy College of Health Sciences has been transforming students into healthcare professionals since 1899. Located in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, we offer bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, certificate programs, and continuing education courses.

Mercy College is the only private Catholic college in central Iowa and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), in addition to numerous programmatic accreditors.

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