The Inauguration of
Dr. Anthony J. Davis,
The Thirteenth President of Livingstone College
Dr. Anthony J. Davis is the 13th president of Livingstone College. A 2001 magna cum laude graduate of Livingstone, he is the first alumnus in 25 years to serve as president. Prior to becoming president effective Oct. 1, 2022, Dr. Davis served as the senior vice president/chief operating officer for Livingstone. In that role, he was responsible for supervising and providing leadership for the entire fundraising enterprise. He also managed day-to-day operations with the responsibility of providing strategic oversight in key areas on campus to create synergy that promotes economic growth, revenue generation and sustainability. Dr. Davis is a foster care survivor who emancipated himself from the foster care system at age 17 and joined the United States Air Force.
He is a philanthropic practitioner, who began his career more than 27 years ago. His passion for education, community and social justice has positioned him to provide visionary strategic leadership in support of a number of colleges, universities and non-profit organizations. His work has resulted in the procurement of more than $400 million in gifts and grants, with a special emphasis on major gifts and planned giving, successfully securing donor contributions at the $10,000 through $5 million levels. Dr. Davis attended The Fundraising School of Indiana University – Bloomington’s Center of Philanthropy (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis); earned his master’s degree in philanthropy and development from St. Mary’s University in Minnesota; and completed his doctoral work at The United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio, where he earned a Doctor of Ministry degree.
Proceeds related to the inauguration activities will support one of the following:
1) Capital Improvements & Infrastructure 2) Student scholarships & Persistence Grants, and 3) The Endowment.
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