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David M. Barnes, EdD

David M. Barnes, EdD

Executive Director of Advancement and Church Relations, OUAZ
Professor of Education

David is the Executive Director of Advancement and Church Relations of Ottawa University Arizona, with emphases in external relations, resourcing, new markets, marketing, and spiritual life. David also is Professor of Education. David has more than 32 years of experience in higher education, business, and ministry leadership, including 25 years in not-for-profit organizations. Prior to coming home to Ottawa University, David served as Senior Vice President for Partnership Relations for Johnson-Huffman Fundraising Strategists, President of Grace University, Executive Vice President and Founding Dean of the School of Adult Learning at Arizona Christian University, and Associate Vice President for Adult Programs at Spalding University. Prior roles at Ottawa University included service as Dean of the School of Education, VP of Enrollment Management, VP of Adult & Professional Studies, Dean of Student Affairs, and Provost.

David is married to Isabel and blessed with two sons, Noah and Lucas.

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