Black Ink Classroom named in honour of Dr. David Black


May 2, 2019, Victoria, BC – Gustavson is excited to honour and thank Dr. David Black for his long-time support of the business school. From serving as the School’s first board chair in the early nineties to his engagement with students today through business case analysis, Mr. Black has been a valued friend of the School’s.

In appreciation of his support, Gustavson has named its primary instruction space for its Bachelor of Commerce students the Black Ink Classroom.

“We are proud to name our undergraduate classroom after such an inspirational leader,” says Saul Klein, dean of the Gustavson School of Business. “We want all of our students, future students, alumni, staff and faculty to know of David’s immense contribution to our school.”

Black served as the school’s first board chair from 1991-1996 after helping the local business community successfully lobby the provincial government and university leadership to establish a business school at the University of Victoria. His continued involvement with the school has included the establishment of the Black Press Scholarships for undergrad students and case analysis with Master of Business Administration students. He is a valued advisor, mentor, donor and volunteer.

Media contacts:

Krista Boehnert, Gustavson School of Business | 250-721-6630 |