Congratulations to President Hayes and thank you to all that joined us for this special day!
Celebrate With Us
Friday, October 28, 2022
Community Tree Dedication
10:00 AM | Center for Health and Society Garden Terrace
In partnership with ReLeaf Cedar Rapids
Presidential Inauguration of David Thomas Hayes ’93
3:45 PM | Inauguration Procession | Sinclair Auditorium
4:00 PM | Installation Ceremony | Sinclair Auditorium
5:00 - 6:00 PM | Community Celebration | Stewart Memorial Library
Saturday, October 29, 2022
Coe College vs. Central College Football Game
1:00 PM | Clark Field
About President Hayes
David Thomas Hayes ’93 became Coe College’s 16th president on October 1, 2021. Hayes graduated magna cum laude from Coe College in 1993. He earned a Juris Doctor with high distinction and an LLM in international and comparative law from the University of Iowa College of Law. Known as a student-centered professor of business administration and economics, Hayes was twice the recipient of the C.J. Lynch Outstanding Teacher Award at Coe.
During his previous role as vice president for advancement, Hayes significantly increased Coe’s average annual fundraising. He directed the Make Your Move Campaign, securing nearly $15 million of external support for the renovation and expansion of Hickok Hall as well as the athletic and recreational facilities.
Under Hayes’ fundraising leadership, the development of C3: Creativity, Careers, Community has resulted in national recognition. Coe has been named one of The Princeton Review’s Best Schools for Internships five years in a row and earned distinction as having a Best Alumni Network. Hayes also was an important campus partner for sustainability initiatives like the solar panels on Clark Racquet Center, the green roof on Gage Memorial Union and an award-winning water management program.
Invested in making the community in which he serves better, David is an active volunteer in the Cedar Rapids area. He has been involved in leadership roles and on the boards of many organizations including Indian Creek Nature Center, Wings2Water, the Economic Alliance Joint Innovation Council, Orchestra Iowa, the Anna Purna Ghosh Foundation, Cedar Rapids Community Schools Foundation and Hawkeye Area Community Action Program (HACAP). David and his wife, Heather, are the parents of three children: Mackenzie, Johanna and Allison Hayes. Heather is the senior pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Cedar Rapids.