David P. Forsberg Appointed Dean of the School of Business at Anna Maria College

May 14, 2013

Anna Maria College announces that David P. Forsberg has accepted the position of Dean of the School of Business. He will join the campus community on July 1, 2013.  As Dean, Mr. Forsberg will lead the College in further developing the School of Business, which was launched in 2012, by continuing to develop new majors, business concentrations and areas of study; identifying platforms to incorporate global perspectives into the curriculum; and growing industry opportunities for students to participate in internships that will further their careers. 

Mr. Forsberg’s career spans over three decades of public administration and service.  His career began in Worcester, first as an at-large Councilor and then as the District 1 Councilor for the City. In 1989, he served as the New England Regional Administrator-Regional Housing Commissioner for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).   In 1990, Mr. Forsberg was appointed as Secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and, in 1992, he returned to Worcester as the Chief Development Officer for the City. 

Mr. Forsberg is best known in the Worcester community as the past president of the Worcester Business Development Corporation (WBDC), where he was responsible for directing strategic development initiatives to meet the business goals of the corporation, as well as developing alliances with the regional business community.  Key projects that were led by Mr. Forsberg include Gateway Park and the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts.  Most recently, Mr. Forsberg served as interim president/CEO for Lutheran Social Services of New England, Inc. He is currently a visiting instructor in the political science department at Holy Cross. 

“I am very pleased that David has decided to join the Anna Maria College community as our new Dean of the School of Business,” shares Jack P. Calareso, Ph.D., President of AMC. “He brings such a wealth of knowledge, experience and business savvy to the position that I know our students will benefit greatly from his leadership.  I have also had the pleasure of working with David over the past two years as he has served on the College’s Board of Trustees. I have come to admire his passion for the AMC mission and values, his strong work ethic and professional judgment and his spirit of innovation and creativity. I have no doubt that he will assist the College in opening up new opportunities for its business students and the campus as a whole,” he adds.   “While he will be missed on the Board of Trustees, the entire college community and especially our students will benefit greatly from his leadership as the Dean.” 

“The business faculty at AMC is excited about the energy and creative ideas that Mr. Forsberg will bring to his new position,” comments Billye W. Auclair, Ph.D., Vice President for Academic Affairs.  “We welcome him to our community of scholars and learners with open arms.”

 “When President Calareso asked me to join the Board of Anna Maria College, I did not know what to expect.  I quickly fell in love with the College and its emphasis on community service and social justice.  I am excited about this opportunity to serve in a new capacity. The School of Business has unlimited potential.  It is poised to grow enrollment, expand curriculum and equip our students with the skills to succeed in business and community service,” shares Mr. Forsberg.

Mr. Forsberg is a graduate of Worcester Academy and Bowdoin College and received a Master’s in Urban Affairs from Boston University.  He also studied at Harvard Divinity School. Mr. Forsberg serves on the Board of Directors of the Lutheran Social Services of New England and the Worcester Regional Research Bureau.  He is an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Mr. Forsberg’s wife, Ann, is an alumna of AMC, having earned her Master’s Degree in Biological Sciences from the College.