Grady named new VP for student affairs

Heather Buchanan

David Grady, associate vice president and dean of students at The University of Iowa since 2009, was named The University of Alabama’s vice president for student affairs today by President Judy Bonner. Grady will begin serving in this position June 15.

Grady’s 25 years of higher education experience include a position at The University of Alabama as assistant director of student life from 1985 to 1988; director of the Office of Campus Programs and Student Activities at The University of Iowa in 1992; director of University Life Centers at The University of Iowa in 1998; and assistant vice president and associate vice president of University Life Centers at The University of Iowa in 2002 and 2006, respectively. Grady also has experience teaching courses in higher education programs.

Grady earned his bachelor of business administration at Mississippi State University, his masters of education from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in higher education administration from The University of Texas.

Grady said he was looking forward to working to improve 
students’ experiences on campus.

Grady will take over the position from Steven Hood, interim vice president for student affairs.