Walt Matystik


Walter F. Matystik, Esq. is Associate Provost and former CIO at Manhattan College where, among many other accomplishments, he coordinated strategic planning for IT and set up a redundant ring dark fiber network linked with two major NYC area data centers. Earning a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering, Walt went on to complete a Masters in Engineering from Manhattan's world renowned environmental engineering program where he served as a research engineer under two National Academy of Engineering professors, co-authoring papers on computer modeling of water quality. Inducted into the Sigma Xi and Tau Chi Alpha honor societies, he has been at Manhattan for over forty years. In 1981, Walt earned a Juris Doctor degree from New York Law School. As an adjunct full professor, he has developed and taught various law courses including Legal Aspects of Engineering, Environmental Impacts of Construction Projects, and Environmental Law since the mid-80s and recently developed a course on Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration. His work includes service on the executive committee for a NYC brownfields development program addressing NYC's Harlem River. His community service includes 18 years and seven terms as President of his local school board. He also is currently a member and Vice-Chairman of the Westchester County Board of Ethics and a board member and Secretary of the Academic Federal Credit Union - a $50 million federally chartered financial institution. Walter has been married for 39 years to his wife Deborah - a social worker and counseling consultant with Senior Bridge / Humana, Inc - and has two children - Matthew, a senior complex international litigation paralegal with DLA Piper, and Jennifer, an associate attorney with Quinn Emmanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP.