Hempstead, NY - The Hofstra Pride Club announced today that E. David Woycik has been named the new president of the Pride Club. 

"We are excited that David Woycik will be serving as the leader of the Hofstra Pride Club," commented Director of Athletics Jack Hayes. "As a former student-athlete and an active alumnus, he was a great choice."

Woycik, a loyal member of the Pride Club and ardent supporter of Hofstra Athletics is a 1977 graduate of the University and a 1980 Hofstra Law School graduate. A member of the lacrosse team during his undergraduate days, Woycik began his legal career as an assistant district attorney in Suffolk County. He was appointed as a special U.S. attorney for New Jersey in 2003.

Woycik is presently a partner in the law firm of Sanders, Sanders, Block, Woycik, Viener & Grossman, P.C., located in Mineola, New York, specializing in personal injury, construction, highway design and toxic tort cases. He has distinguished himself as a guest lecturer for the New York State Bar Association, Nassau County Bar Association, the American Trial Lawyers Association and Court TV.

Woycik is also a Retired Colonel, U.S. Army Reserves, Judge Advocate General Corps., and served overseas in Desert Storm and Operation Enduring Freedom in the war against terrorism. He was awarded the Bronze Star, the Legion of Merit and three Meritorious Service Ribbons for his service to his country.

Active in the Hofstra Pride Club for many years, Woycik has also served on the board of directors. He is also actively involved in other areas of the University and served as the founding president of Hofstra's Veterans Alumni Chapter. Woycik was recognized as the Hofstra University Alumnus of the Year in 1998, was Hofstra's Veteran of the Year in 2002 and received the Law School's Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2005. The Trial Techniques Program at the Hofstra Law School is also named in his honor.

He is also presently a member of the board of directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island and Canine Companions for Independence.