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University of Iowa Dean of Students David Grady will leave the university to become the vice president for Student Affairs at the University of Alabama effective June 15.

Grady, also a UI associate vice president, has worked at the school since 1992.

According to a release from the University of Alabama News Service, President Judy Bonner announced Grady’s hiring Monday.

“David Grady has extensive experience in student-affairs management and programming including student involvement and leadership, student activity programming, fraternity and sorority life, student union management, and other areas,” Bonner said in the release. “His leadership will be invaluable in our continuing efforts to provide our students with the best collegiate experience possible.”

Grady has previously spent time employed at the University of Alabama, working as the assistant director of student life from 1985 to 1988.

In the release, he cited the distinctive Alabama experience as something he looks forward to.

“I am excited to be joining a student-centered university like the University of Alabama,” he said. “I am looking forward to working with the dedicated staff in Student Affairs, along with our campus partners, to help each student discover their distinctive University of Alabama experience so they can leave here prepared to be successful in their careers and their communities.”

In terms of administrative organization, the dean of students position reports to UI Vice President for Student Life Tom Rocklin.

According to the UI website, Grady began at the UI as the director of Campus Programs and Student Activities. In 1998, he was the interim director of the IMU and also served as the director of University Life Centers until 2002.

From 2002 until 2006, Grady was the assistant vice president and director of University Life Centers. From 2006 until 2009, he was the associate vice president and director of University Life Centers.

In 2009, Grady became the associate vice president and dean of students.

Grady made a little over $149,755 in fiscal 2014, according to Iowa Legislature numbers on state employees.

In the fall of 2014, Grady taught a first-year-student seminar called University of Iowa Unwrapped: Exploring Hidden Hawkeye Places.

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