Prior to joining the Homestead Campus, Dr. Oscar Loynaz was vice president for Workforce Programs and Professional Learning at MDC. In that role, he oversaw the direction of the College's professional education programs and served as the bridge between MDC and industry, ensuring students were prepared to enter the workforce. Among his responsibilities was overseeing the School of Global Business, Trade & Transportation; the School of Education; the School of Engineering, Technology & Design; the School of Justice, Public Safety & Law Studies; the School of Science; the School of Continuing Education and Professional Development; the Office of Career and Technical Education; the Idea Center, and MDC Works, a next generation career center. Dr. Loynaz has also served as dean for the School of Health Sciences at the College.
Before joining MDC, Dr. Loynaz worked at Florida International University for over 18 years, where he held several leadership positions in student health services, as well as serving as an adjunct professor for the Center for Women's and Gender Studies. Although trained as a physician, his professional career has been dedicated to working in administrative roles managing operations and finances in several public and private organizations including institutions of higher education, hospitals, primary care centers, community-based organizations, as well as local, state and federal agencies. During his 35-year career, he has supported the residents of South Florida through his work improving mental health services, HIV/AIDS prevention efforts, community planning and service delivery. He also has a significant background in education, having taught classes in a variety of subjects for over 20 years.