Michael P. McNeil

Michael McNeil
Chief of Administration, Columbia Health Executive Director, Alice! Health Promotion, Student Health Insurance, & Immunization Compliance
  • Alice! Health Promotion
  • Insurance and Immunization Compliance Offices
  • Administration
John Jay Hall 519 West 114th St. New York, NY 10027

Michael McNeil joined Columbia Health in 2006. Prior to joining Columbia Health, Michael led the health promotion office and was an adjunct faculty member at two other universities. He is involved with a number of professional organizations including the American College Health Association, NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, The BACCHUS Network, and the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing.

Michael holds a B.A. in Sociology, an M.S. in Health Education, and an EdD in Higher Education Leadership. Michael was born and spent the first 12 years of his life living outside the United States. To date he has lived in 6 countries on 4 continents. When not working, Michael is an avid traveler (35+ countries on all 7 continents and 49 of the US States), consumer of good coffee, a commercial aviation enthusiast and (very) amateur stand-up comedian.


  • Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University
  • M.S., Florida State University
  • B.A., University of Central Florida

Certifications and Licensure:

  • Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)
  • Treating Nicotine Dependence, Mayo Clinic
  • HIV Pre/Post Test Counseling
  • Pharmacology, Florida School of Addiction Studies
  • Conflict Resolution, Florida School of Addiction Studies

Professional Experience:

  • Temple University
  • American College Health Association
  • Florida Department of Health

Published Articles:

  • "I said no to drugs, but the drugs wouldn't listen" in R. Chapman (ed.) Collegiate drug use: A new look at an old issue (pp. 93-104). Rowan, NJ: Rowan University. 2008
  • "Linking Health to Academic Success and Retention," Student Health Spectrum. 2007
  • "Creating Partnerships on Campus to Facilitate Practical Experiences," College Quarterly. 2006
  • "Predatory Drugs: An Update," Safe Spring Break Programming Manual. 2006
  • "Student Leadership in Tobacco Cessation," Great American Smoke Out Programming Manual. 2004
  • "Predatory Drugs-Don't Let Your Guard Down," The Peer Educator. 1998

Awards and Honors:

  • Creating a Tobacco Free Generation Leadership Award (2008)
  • BACCHUS Network 2005 Outstanding Alumnus
  • BACCHUS Network 2004 Advisor of the Year


  • American College Health Association
  • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
  • National Commission for Health Education Credentialing
  • The BACCHUS Network
Last updated January 23, 2017