David Newton, who has taught entrepreneurial finance at Westmont for 22 years, has been appointed provost at King’s College in New York City, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in 1981. He begins the position Jan. 1, 2013.
“We will miss Dave very much and congratulate him on this marvelous new opportunity,” says Westmont President Gayle D. Beebe. “He has made a significant contribution to our economics and business department, establishing himself as a national expert in the study of entrepreneurship. In particular, he has been a pioneer in blending entrepreneurship with liberal arts education.”
Newton’s most recent book, “Crisis of Confidence,” utilized the research of seven Westmont economics and business students who graduated this year.
In June, Newton appeared on CNN’s “Your Money” with Ali Velshi, discussing the book, which examines the current state of federal taxes, runaway deficit spending, the huge national debt, interest on the debt, inflation, GDP and insolvent entitlement programs.
In 2010, Newton co-authored “Job Creation: How it Really Works and Why Government Doesn’t Understand It” with Andrew Puzder, chief executive of CKE Restaurants Inc.
Newton has also been featured on Fox News, talk radio programs, and at Young America’s Foundation, the Reagan Ranch Center, as well as chambers of commerce and venture forums.
He is a member of the Board of Directors for The Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, a prestigious national educational organization. Previously, the foundation honored Newton with its Leavey National Award for Excellence in Private Enterprise Education.
Newton directed the Spirit of Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (S.E.E.D.) National Collegiate Venture Forum, which he launched in October 2003.
He earned an MBA in finance at the Sawyer Business School at Suffolk University in Boston and a doctorate in entrepreneurial finance at the Graduate School of Business at United States International University in San Diego.