President Davies’ Schedule of Public Events

 

Nov. 1

MSU Racers vs. University of Tennessee-Martin (1 p.m.), Roy Stewart Stadium

 

Nov. 2

NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet (3 p.m.), Paducah, KY

 

Nov. 3

College of Humanities and Fine Arts Retired Faculty Luncheon (11:30 a.m.), Oakhurst

 

Nov. 4

Hutson School of Agriculture Retired Faculty Luncheon (11:30 a.m.), Oakhurst

 

Faculty Senate (3:30 p.m.), Curris Center Barkley Room

 

HPE 450 Class – Teaching Strategies of Health Education – Class (6:10 p.m.), Alexander Hall

 

Nov. 6

Paducah Chamber of Commerce “Power in Partnership” Breakfast (7:30 a.m.), Paducah, KY

 

(Tentative) Murray Rotary (12 noon), Pagliais

 

44th Chemistry Scholarship Tournament Awards Presentation (12:30 p.m.), Jesse D. Jones

            College of Science, Engineering and   Technology

 

MSU Alliance (7 p.m.), Curris Center Ballroom

 

MSU Racers vs. Freed-Hardeman (7 p.m.), CFSB Center

 

President’s Concert (7:30 p.m.), Lovett Auditorium

 

Nov. 7

Breathitt Veterinary Center Staff Appreciation Luncheon (12 noon), Hopkinsville, KY

 

Nov. 10

Transfer and Freshmen Student Orientation (8:30 a.m.), Curris Center Ballroom

 

Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering and Technology Retired Faculty Luncheon

            (11:30 a.m.), Oakhurst

 

Bentley Badgett Scholarship Recipient Reception (4 p.m.), Madisonville, KY

 

Nov. 11

Veterans Day Ceremony (3 p.m.), Wrather Auditorium

 

Calloway County Farm Bureau Annual Dinner Meeting (6:30 p.m.), Mayfield, KY

 

Nov. 12

President’s Luncheon (11:30 a.m.), Winslow Dining Hall (students sign up online)

 

Faculty/Staff Leadership Council (3 p.m.), Wells Hall

 

Nov. 13

Regional Outreach Advisory Council (11 a.m.), Aurora, KY

 

Honors Program Student Council Murray-O Party (6 p.m.), Murray, KY

 

Nov. 14

(Tentative) West Kentucky Regional Chamber Alliance (11 a.m.), TBD

 

Student Disability Services Open House (2 p.m.), 423 Wells Hall

 

(Tentative) President’s Commission on Diversity and Inclusion (3 p.m.), 118 Wells Hall

 

MSU Racers vs. Houston (7 p.m.), CFSB Center

 

Nov. 17

Hopkinsville Community College Representatives Luncheon (12 noon), Curris Center

 

Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) President (3 p.m.), Wells Hall

 

Center for Banking and Finance Banker’s Banquet (5:30 p.m.), CFSB Center

 

Nov. 18

Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce Business @ Breakfast (7:30 a.m.), CFSB

            Center

 

Nov. 19

Ohio Valley Conference Board of Presidents Conference Call (9 a.m.)

 

Staff Congress (1:30 p.m.), Applied Science Building

 

Global Alumni Lecture (7 p.m.), Curris Center Theatre

 

Hart College Faculty Thanksgiving Dinner (9 p.m.), Winslow Dining Hall

 


 

Nov. 20

Senior Breakfast (8 a.m.), Curris Center Ballroom

 

MSU Racers vs. Brescia (7 p.m.), CFSB Center

 

Nov. 21

Council on Postsecondary Education (11 a.m. ET), Frankfort, KY

 

Nov. 22

MSU Racers vs. Tennessee State (1 p.m.), Roy Stewart Stadium

 

Nov. 24

Springer/Franklin College “No Shave November” Judge (8 p.m.), Franklin College Lobby

 

Nov. 26-30

Thanksgiving Holiday Break – University Offices Closed

 

Nov. 28-30

MSU Racers “Challenge in Music City,” (TBD), Nashville, TN


Dr. Robert O. Davies

President

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Dr. Robert O. Davies was selected to be Murray State University’s 13th president on March 12, 2014. His official duties began at the university on July 14, 2014.

Most recently, Davies had served as the president of Eastern Oregon University in La Grande. He was vice president for university relations at Indiana University of Pennsylvania prior to accepting the presidency at Eastern Oregon in 2009. Before that he was the associate vice president for alumni relations and development at the State University of New York at Buffalo and executive director of the alumni association at Boise State University in Idaho.

As president of Eastern Oregon University, Davies successfully lobbied for state funding, implemented a strategic plan and played a leadership role in the university’s first significant capital campaign, which increased the endowment by 25 percent. He also oversaw the university’s accreditation status reaffirmed from a probationary standing prior to his arrival and initiated a 10-year master campus planning effort. Davies created a model of shared governance there and guided increased enrollment, retention and graduation rates to the highest levels in the university’s history.

His early career included three years at the University of Nevada in Reno as the director of annual giving and the assistant director of alumni relations, and a year as a business analyst with Dunn & Bradstreet.

Davies received his Ph.D. in higher education administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2005. He earned his M.B.A. in finance and marketing in 1991 from the University of Oregon and his B.S. in management at the University of Nevada in Reno in 1989. Davies received the Higher Education Leadership certificate from the Institute for Educational Management at Harvard University in 2007. He also attended Harvard’s Seminar for New Presidents in 2009.

Davies has authored numerous papers and given many presentations throughout the country on university leadership in subjects as diverse as the college cost crisis, advancement, nontraditional alumni and students, strategy development in higher education and academic master planning, and financial management.

He has served on a wide-ranging number of university committees throughout his career and has been active in community service. Davies holds memberships in several professional associations including the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, the Association of American State Colleges and Universities, and the American Council on Education.

Davies is married to Cindy Davies and they are the proud parents of one child — Katie.


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