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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,