David Weaver 1983 award recipientDavid Weaver '60

Chief Financial Officer

High Education Resource

At the time Dr. David H. Weaver received the Young Alumni Achievement Award in 1983, he was senior vice president for Business Systems Development, Product Technology, Publishing Technology, and Research for McGraw-Hill, Inc. His responsibilities involved the early stages of the introduction and development of computers for business, education, and personal use.

This involvement brought him into direct contact with IBM's Personal Computer venture in Boca Raton, Fla; Xerox's Alto and Star activities at Palo Alto, CA.; Apple's Lisa and Macintosh developments at Cupertino, Calif.; and Digital Equipment Corporation's Rainbow in Maynard, Mass. His foresight of the impact that the PC would have upon accounting led to his coauthoring one of the earliest textbooks for automated accounting.

An additional responsibly of his was to establish an international data communications system between McGraw-Hill's U.S. locations with hub operations in Australia, Singapore, and Japan, as well as with operations in other Asian countries.

Though his background in research, Dr. Weaver was appointed in 1984 by the U.S. Secretary of Education, Terrell Bell, and approved by President Reagan, to serve and advise the secretary on research pertaining to vocational education. He subsequently chaired the Research in Vocational Education Advisory Committee and chaired the Advisory Council for the Research Center at the Ohio State University, both under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Education.

Within McGraw-Hill, Inc., he was promoted to vice president, general manager of the Gregg Division. He continued authoring magazine articles, accounting textbooks (Accounting 10/12 series), software, and cable TV programs. He has spoken at over 50 colleges, universities, and professional organizations. His technical assistance to schools and government earned him international recognition from New South Wales, Australia, for technical support and from Sweden for technical education. Although retired, he invests in Broadway shows, including a Tony Award-winning musical. He resides with his wife, Connie.