David P. Spalding
David P. Spalding, the Raisbeck Endowed Dean of the Ivy College of Business at Iowa State University, is the fifth dean of the college. He also serves as vice president of the Office for Economic Development and Industry Relations.
Under his leadership, total enrollment at the Ivy College of Business grew 36.7 percent from fall 2012 to fall 2023. He led the effort to secure more than $140 million from donors, including a $50 million gift from Debbie and Jerry Ivy that named the college in September 2017.
During his time as dean, the college has added five undergraduate majors, including entrepreneurship, business analytics, human resources management, actuarial science, and healthcare management, and a bachelor of business administration (BBA), which is an online program for those who started college and want to complete their degree. In addition, six new master’s programs were launched, including accounting analytics, finance, business analytics, entrepreneurship, healthcare analytics and operations, and real estate development.
Before arriving in Ames in August 2013, Spalding served for eight years at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, most recently as senior vice president and senior advisor to Dartmouth’s president. Prior to Dartmouth, he had a 29-year career in finance in New York City. He began his career in New York with The Chase Manhattan Bank. He also was a vice president with The First National Bank of Chicago and a senior vice president with GE Capital Corporate Finance Group Inc. In addition, he was a managing director at Lehman Brothers in New York. He was most recently vice chairman of The Cypress Group LLC, a firm that he co-founded and co-managed.
Over the years, Spalding has served on a number of corporate boards and nonprofit organizations, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro New York, where he was board chair. He currently serves on the Ames Economic Development Commission Board of Directors and is the United Way of Story County Tocqueville Society campaign chair.
Spalding received an AB in history cum laude in 1976 from Dartmouth and an MBA in finance from New York University in 1984.
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