David B. Ortendahl

Executive Director-Advancement
+1 (508) 8315000 x5831
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Office location: Higgins House

Dave Ortendahl currently serves as Executive Director of Corporate Relations for WPI. In this role, Dave oversees the central Corporate Relations Office (CRO) which provides strategy development and consulting for partners, as well as facilitation of corporate sponsored academic project program with faculty and students.

Over the years, Dave has served at both private & public institutions in Higher Education in divisions of student affairs, academic & corporate engagement, and university advancement. After 12 years of guiding employer relations in the WPI Career Development Center, Dave began leading the WPI Corporate Relations Office in 2020. Additionally, he holds a national leadership position on the Board of Directors for the Network of Academic Corporate Relations Officers (NACRO) and received NACRO’s inaugural “Rising Star Award” in July 2019.

Pronouns: he/him/his


MBA, Marketing, Suffolk University

BS, Business Administration, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA)

BA, Fine & Performing Arts, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA)