David C. Deeds
Instructor of Accounting
T. Wayne Davis Entrepreneur-In-Residence
M.B.A. University of Kansas; B.A. (Accounting) University of Northern Iowa.
Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Entrepreneurship; New Venture Development and Management
In addition to his teaching activities in the Department of Accounting, David is the T. Wayne Davis Entrepreneur-in-Residence. In that role he teaches entrepreneurship classes in the Certificate in Entrepreneurship curriculum, provides assistance to entrepreneurs in the development of their businesses, and works with the College's John Pappajohn Entrepreneurship Center (JPEC), and Business & Community Services (BCS) in the advancement of entrepreneurship as part of President Allen's mission for UNI.
David is an accounting, property management and construction professional with over fifteen years of experience progressing from big five public accounting to management for a Fortune 200 transportation company to CFO for a $250 million private real estate firm. He most recently is founder and CEO of the development and general contracting firm Cedar Valley Restoration and Development. The firm develops and constructs new architecturally appropriate housing and mixed use structures as well as renovates existing homes preserving the historically significant architecture.
He has extensive experience in real estate finance, accounting and information systems. He directed the turn around of a failing accounting and information services function while working in the seniors' housing industry. He also has extensive experience in Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and internal reporting and staff recruitment and management in addition to a solid background in employee benefit plan issues, accounting guidance evaluation and integration of merging companies' financial information.
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The University of Northern Iowa holds a special place in the hearts’ of Rod and Heidi Foster. Rod started his long career in accounting because of his education at the College of Business. UNI is also where he met his wife, Heidi, a graduate of the chemistry program. They now have two grown sons—one of which is also a UNI graduate. Because of their UNI experience, Rod and Heidi both feel the need to give back to the university and repay it for giving them the tools and experiences to be successful in business and life.
Tim Lindquist began painting when he was just a teenager. A friend invited him over to learn how to create a dog on canvas, and Lindquist was hooked. He asked for paints that Christmas and considered majoring in art at college. But he chose accounting instead, becoming an educator and professor at the College of Business.
Having employer-ready graduates is a priority at UNI Business. Part of that focus means helping students obtain professional certifications and credentials — like Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Financial Planner, Six Sigma Green Belt, etc. — before graduation, boosting their marketability for companies and making them career ready.
The pandemic has damaged businesses across the country. Federal aid in the form of Paycheck Protection Program—which began April 3 and ended Aug. 8 and handed out 5.2 million loans worth $525 billion—provided an essential crutch. But some businesses, particularly Black-owned and minority-owned businesses, were largely locked out, according to a recent report from the Association Press and CBS.
The University of Northern Iowa provides a pathway for adults and students to obtain a bachelor’s degree in new and innovative ways. With support from UNI’s College of Business Administration, the Office of Online and Distance Education is recruiting students for a new Managing Business and Organizations Bachelor of Applied Science (MBO BAS) degree, tailored to working professionals to finish a four-year program.
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