David Seward

Chief Financial Officer, University of California, Hastings College of Law


Since 1994, David Seward has served as the Chief Financial Officer of UC Hastings College of the Law where he is responsible for financial and business management functions, long-range capital planning, intergovernmental relations, risk, investment and real estate management including student housing and parking operations.  He also oversees the development and implementation of the school’s Long Range Campus Plan and its strategic centerpiece, the development of an Academic Village providing a platform for shared campus housing andb academic functionality.

Active in the community, Seward currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Tenderloin Museum and Civic Center Advisory Committee and was recently nominated for the board of the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition.  In 2003, he helped establish the Tenderloin Community Benefit District, an organization focused on sidewalk cleaning and neighborhood improvement supported by a special property tax assessment and was actively engaged in its renewal in 2019.   Previously board service also include the Tenderloin Economic Development Project and the Advisory Board for Urban Solutions, organizations with economic and community development emphases. For 2003 to 2011, Mr. Seward also served on the board of the Hamilton Family Center (as board president from 2007-2009. 

Mr. Seward grew up outside Detroit and graduated from the University of Michigan.  In 1980, he moved to San Francisco where he attended the University of San Francisco, graduating with an MBA in Finance.