Daniel Wyant – Southwestern Michigan College Board Appoints New Trustees and Extends President David Mathews
Daniel Wyant began practicing law in 2012, currently employed at Bailey & Wyant PLC and representing clients throughout the U.S. in various litigation matters.
He has developed nationally-recognized programs to diversify Michigan’s economy and protect its unique natural environments, and also trained college students for mock trial and employment law competitions.
Early Life and Education
Daniel Wyant grew up in White Hall where his parents still run their family store – offering everything from toothpaste to horse saddles – which used to double up as dance hall and post office. Wyant would help his father stock shelves and clean out this business that has been run in his family for over 100 years.
Dr. Wyant earned her Cum Laude degree at Duke University before going on to complete residencies in pediatrics and child neurology, as well as working as a pediatric emergency physician.
She runs her private practice in Raleigh, North Carolina where she specializes in both general pediatrics and child neurology. Fluent in English and Spanish, she belongs to both the American Academy of Neurology and American Academy of Pediatrics.
Daniel Wyant brings years of experience to many different areas. As an attorney he has represented clients from all across the United States. Known for providing dedicated representation that gets results.
Wyant has served for more than a decade as director of Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality. Under his watchful eye, nationally-recognized programs for economic development and pollution prevention were implemented, adding value to Michigan’s economy while protecting its diverse natural environment.
Daniel enjoys mountain biking and skiing as personal pursuits, indulging his passion for music by playing tuba in his high school band. Additionally, his interest lies within technology as he serves as Chief Technology Officer at Wyant Data Systems.
Achievement and Honors
On Tuesday, Southwestern Michigan College board members met in regular session and appointed three new trustees, accepted Dan Wyant’s resignation, and extended President David Mathews’ contract. Wyant left to accept an appointment to Governor-elect Rick Snyder’s Cabinet.
Wyant has achieved great success both as a coach and player, earning two W-League Championship titles, earning first team All-American honors and being honored with induction into the Hall of Fame in 2010.
Wyant has led NYU’s women’s soccer program to a three-three-1 UAA record this year as head coach. Additionally, her players excelled academically with Vargas and Meeks earning first team All-UAA recognition; Mancuso, Monton and Pedro Goldberg being honored with USC Scholar All-East Region Second team recognition; while three additional players (Rodriguez, Monton and Grant Engel) earning Honorable Mention status.
Daniel led an inspiring life and career, filled with love, happiness and accomplishment. He leaves behind many special people: Pamela; children Joe Wyant (deceased), Kenton Schroer and Alyssa Harvey, Kameron Smith Kraig Smith Alyssa Harvey Shelby Harvey as well as brother Tom Wyant and sister Jeanene Norwood plus numerous nieces and nephews to mourn his loss.
Ernan will also be remembered for his dedication to professional racing, helping Cleveland Cycling Academy riders to the top of domestic pro criterium and road race scenes. Additionally, many people he assisted will miss him through his service as Director of Michigan’s Department of Agriculture under three governors and serving on Edward Lowe Foundation board, where he worked to establish vision while assuring that founder’s intent and programmatic direction were implemented effectively.
Wyant is a successful entrepreneur who coaches mid market companies as they grow into industry-leading businesses. Additionally, he holds leadership positions within both EO and YPO organizations.
He is currently co-founder of PeekYou, which offers free people-search that unearths hidden information buried by other search engines. Users can search an individual’s public profile, social media accounts and other details through this platform.
Duane Wyant leaves behind his wife, Betty Human Wyant; five of his grandchildren; Kylee Wyant of Mulvane, Kansas; Collin Wyant, Katelyn Wyant and Mckenzie Wyant all from Derby; Clayton Wyant from Centerton; Elleana Wyant from Wichita; 8 great-grandchildren and 1 sister Carol Brobst from Clearwater Kansas as well as two brothers Wayne Wyant (from Centerton) and Bradley Wyant (Tyro); in addition to numerous family members and friends.