FSU Announces New Associate Vice Chancellor for Development

Click image for larger viewDr. Harriet Davis has been named Associate Vice Chancellor for Development at Fayetteville State University (FSU).  Dr. Davis’ appointment was announced today by Getchel Caldwell, Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement.

“When I was hired in May of this year, Chancellor Anderson charged me with putting together an Advancement team that could assist him and the board of trustees with launching a first-rate capital campaign,” Caldwell said.  “The addition of Dr. Davis to our advancement family will enable us to conduct a campaign that will be second to none. Dr. Davis has a proven track record in capital campaigns, developing collaborative corporate and community partnerships, and increasing alumni participation and giving.  We are fortunate to have someone of her skills and experience to join our team.”

Dr. Davis is an experienced higher education administrator and fund raiser with more than twenty five years of experience.  Most recently Dr. Davis was employed at Hampton University, Hampton, VA, as Assistant Vice President for Corporate Relations.  During her five-year tenure at Hampton, she was directly responsible for the overall operation of the fund raising efforts within the Campaign Office identifying financial needs and opportunities for Hampton University while building and cultivating corporate partnerships.  Over a span of nineteen years, Dr. Davis held a variety of leadership positions in the Division of Institutional Advancement and University Relations at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, NC, serving as director of alumni affairs, director of development, interim director of community relations and special events director.

Dr. Davis is a graduate of the Management Development Program at Harvard University and North Carolina A&T State University where she received her bachelor, master’s and doctoral degrees.  Dr. Davis serves as a board member of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), District III, as chair of Opportunity and Inclusion. She is also a member of Women Executives in Virginia Higher Education (WEVHE) and an affiliate member of the Hampton Roads Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). 

In her spare time, Dr. Davis volunteers with a number of organizations.  She is a member of the Links, Incorporated Governance Board, and serves as the Eastern Area Links, Incorporated HBCU coordinator.  She is a Diamond Life member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., a Sustainer member of the Junior League of Greensboro, Inc., and Leadership Greensboro Alumni.  She is also a member of New Light Missionary Baptist Church, Greensboro, N.C.

Dr. Davis is the mother of two adult daughters, Dr. Jillian H. Davis and Dr. Jennifer Davis Alexander.

FSU is the second-oldest public institution in North Carolina. A member of the University of North Carolina System, FSU has nearly 6,000 students and offers degrees in more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

For more information, please contact the Office of Public Relations at (910) 672-1474, or via e-mail at jwomble@uncfsu.edu.