David Cochran is Dean of the School of Business & Technology at Newman University. Since joining Newman in 2018, David has led the launch of four new academic programs, including Bachelor degrees in Business Data Analytics, Computer Science, and Agribusiness, and a Master of Science in Data Science degree.

David is committed to generating frequent and fruitful interactions between higher education and the professional workplace. In 2022, David founded Data Professionals of Wichita, which has grown from the original 40 participants to include more than 200 members meeting six times a year. In 2024, David’s goals include creating new opportunities for interaction between regional employers, regional universities and community colleges, and K-12 educators.