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David Blake, PhD, SPHR is currently the Assistant Vice President of Human Resources for Oregon State University. In that capacity, he is responsible for all human resources services delivered to the university serving 26,000 students and 10,000 employees. He has held senior HR positions for the University of San Diego, National University, Abbott Laboratories and Guidant Corporation. He is a retired member of the United States Air Force.
Dr. Blake has over 30 years experience in the human resources field holding positions in the private, public, and governmental sectors. Additionally, he serves as an adjunct faculty member for several universities where he teaches advanced level courses related to human capital management as well as leadership. He has written and published a wide variety of articles about workforce engagement, benefits, and learning and development.
Dr. Blake has led several successful human resource projects designed to increase employee satisfaction ranging from ERP implementations (SAP and Oracle) to increase employee access; creation of HR shared services model, compensation and classification programs, benefit plan redesign that moved from treating illness to creating healthy lifestyles, and the implementation of flexible work arrangements that recognize the changing needs of workers.
Dr. Blake is a strong advocate for community and professional service. He has served as Board Member for the San Diego Workforce Partnership and is currently a member of the Linn-Benton, Oregon Workforce Partnership focusing on issues of workforce strategy and development. He is currently a board member for Benton County, Oregon, Habitat for Humanity. He is past president of the Southern California President of College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) and is currently a Board Member, CUPA-HR Western Region and the CUPA-HR National Board..
Dr. Blake holds a Bachelors degree in Vocational Education, Southern Illinois University, a Masters degree in Management, University of Redlands, and a Doctorate in Organization in Management-HR Emphasis, Capella University. His research interests are directed towards understanding and adapting HR programs to meet generational needs. He is a long-term holder of the Senior Professional in Human Resources certification.