Tom Davis

Tom Davis

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Tom Davis named Interim Vice President of Advancement and Interim President/CEO of The Ohio University Foundation


Ohio University has named Dr. Tom Davis the University’s Interim Vice President of Advancement and Interim President/CEO of The Ohio University Foundation. Dr. Davis, who has more than three decades of experience in higher education, will officially join the Advancement team on Friday, July 7. Dr. Davis will begin working with outgoing Vice President of Advancement Bryan Benchoff prior to his start date to ensure a smooth transition.
 
“Tom Davis has spent much of his career working in leadership roles at Ohio University, and I have every confidence that he will again rise to the challenge that is being placed before him and excel,” said Ohio University’s 21st President M. Duane Nellis. “Dr. Davis will provide a steady hand during this time of transition as we launch a nationwide search for our next Vice President of Advancement and President/CEO of The Ohio University Foundation.”  
 
Dr. Davis has served in a variety of leadership roles at Ohio University, including Interim Dean of Ohio University Zanesville, Chair of the Department of Counseling and Higher Education, Associate Dean and Interim Dean of the Patton College of Education, and Secretary to the Ohio University Board of Trustees. He is an accomplished academic who has received numerous state and national awards, has served as President of the Ohio Counseling Association, and has been a gubernatorial appointee to the Ohio Counseling, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapy Board. 

Dr. Davis began his educational journey as an undergraduate at the Lancaster Campus and he has taught numerous courses in Counseling and Higher Education on the regional campuses during his distinguished career. He holds a Bachelor in General Studies from Ohio University and a Master of Arts in Counselor Education from Marshall University. He earned his Ph.D. in Counselor Education from the Ohio State University and Miami University.  

“We have a deep pool of talent at Ohio University, and I am humbled to have been selected from my peers to serve my university in this capacity,” Dr. Tom Davis said. “Ohio University Advancement is well positioned for this next phase and I look forward to working with the talented Advancement staff who share my passion for this great university.”

The search for the next Ohio University Vice President of Advancement and President/CEO of The Ohio University Foundation will begin immediately.