In Memory of David Ford

In Memory of David Ford

  • April 15th, 2020

On March 23, David M. Ford, a faculty member in the Department of Management, passed away after a battle with cancer. Mr. Ford was beloved by his students and colleagues and we in the College miss him dearly.

We extend our condolences to all those who knew him, especially to his family and friends.

You may read his obituary here, which also has memorial details. 

His legacy will certainly live on through his contributions to our students and the room he and his wife, Linda, generously named in Hewson Hall, now under construction. During David’s last days he met with his department head and friend, Lou Marino, and expressed a desire to establish the David M. Ford Service Award at Culverhouse.

The award will be given annually to a faculty member, staff member or student that goes above and beyond the norm serving all people at Culverhouse.

Give to the Fund

You may contribute to this fund by going to and entering “The David M. Ford Service Award” into the search bar and then entering in all the other requested information.