Vice President for Business and Finance

David Siddal, JD, LLM

Vice President for Business and Finance


BA, Graceland University
JD, University of Iowa College of Law
LLM, University of Miami School of Law

Phone Number

Office: 641.784.5138


Independence Campus

Vice President for Business and Finance

A 1985 Graceland graduate, Siddall earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting and continued his studies completing a juris doctorate from the University of Iowa College of Law. After 25 years, he returned to college and earned a Master of Law (LLM), an internationally recognized advanced law certification in estate planning, from the University of Miami School of Law.

During his career, Siddall has been vice president at two major energy companies, owner of a law firm and has a lifelong record of volunteer service. His expansive knowledge comprises corporate governance, securities and finance, compliance and ethics, human resources, employee benefits, real estate, mergers, intellectual property, exploration and production, business operations, budgets exceeding $150 million, and management of relationships with diverse types of people, many with specialized knowledge.

Siddall’s commitment to the liberal arts, open style, intellect, critical thinking ability and diverse experience will serve as a good foundation for him as he begins a new adventure in higher education. He has reflected his dexterity in what are the top priorities for the role of vice president of business and finance: a commitment to Graceland’s mission, demonstrated ability to manage a variety of important university areas, experience and knowledge enough to be a strategic finance partner with the president, and an innovative thought leader who can help Graceland get to the next level.

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