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2014-03-31 14:06:40 - General
Coe College President David McInally has appointed David Hayes as the new vice president for advancement. Hayes replaces Dick Meisterling, who is leaving to pursue other interests in July following 18 years of service to the college. As vice president for advancement, Hayes will have overall responsibility for development efforts and alumni relations for the college.
Hayes came to Coe as director of gift planning, working in that role from 2001 to 2003. After serving as an adjunct professor, he joined the full-time faculty in 2003, where he is currently the Louie J. & Ella Pochobradsky Associate Professor of Business Administration and Economics. He has also served as legal advisor to the Coe president since 2003.
"David has an unwavering passion for Coe and strong connections with generations of Coe alumni," said McInally. "His knowledge of Coe's academic mission and culture, strong communication skills, experience with gift planning, and legal training have prepared him well to serve the college in the vice president for advancement role."
Hayes graduated magna cum laude from Coe in 1993, with majors in business administration and economics, and a minor in history. He earned his Juris Doctor with high distinction from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1996, and went on to receive a Master of Laws in international and comparative law, also at the University of Iowa College of Law. Prior to joining Coe, he was an associate attorney for the law firm of Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C., in Cedar Rapids.
Among many other awards, Hayes received the 2009 Jurisprudence Award for Academic Excellence in recognition of academic achievement for best paper in the LL.M. seminar at the University of Iowa College of Law. In 2006, he was recognized by the senior class with the Charles J. Lynch Outstanding Teacher Award for excellence in teaching and service to students at Coe. He has also given presentations on charitable giving at conferences and published numerous papers.
In the community, Hayes has served as a board member and chair of the Cedar Rapids Community Schools Foundation, as a board member and chair of the Hawkeye Area Community Action Program, and on the board of the Anna Purna Ghosh Foundation, among others. He is a graduate of the Leadership of Five Seasons program.
Hayes is looking forward to the opportunities offered by his new role at Coe.
"As both a graduate and faculty member of the college, I am extremely appreciative of Coe's strong history of meaningful influence on its students and the community," said Hayes. "Although it was difficult to give up the classroom, I am excited about the possibilities this opportunity provides to assist President McInally and his effort to build upon and advance this legacy for future Kohawks."
Hayes will officially assume his new responsibilities on June 1, 2014. Meisterling will also maintain an ongoing affiliation with the college.