President Davies’ Schedule of Public Events

 

Oct. 1

Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) Presidents Meeting
9 a.m. ET
Louisville, KY

 

CPE Funding Model Steering Committee Meeting
10 a.m. ET
Louisville, KY

 

IdeaFest Afternoon Sessions (1:30 p.m. ET)
and Taste of Innovation Event (5:45 p.m. ET)
Louisville, KY

 

Oct. 2

Keynote Speaker – First District Kentucky Retired Teachers Association
9 a.m.
Murray Woman’s Clubhouse, Murray, KY

 

Murray Rotary
12 noon
Pagliais Restaurant, Murray, KY

 

Independence Bank Groundbreaking Ceremony
2 p.m.
507 12th Street, Murray, KY

 

Oct. 2-3

Fall Break Holiday – University Offices Closed

 

Oct. 6

Keynote Speaker – Mayfield Rotary 
12 noon
Mayfield/Graves County Country Club, Mayfield, KY

 

Governors Scholars Information Session Welcome
6 p.m.
Curris Center Ballroom

 

Oct. 7

Faculty Leadership Luncheon
11:30 a.m.
Oakhurst

 

CPE Conference of Presidents Dinner/Meeting
6:30 p.m. ET
Lexington, KY

 

Oct. 8

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

 

Oct. 9

MSU Performance Funding Model Committee
7:45 a.m.
Wells Hall

 

Fire Safety Day
12:20 p.m.
Carr Health Lawn

 

Faculty Regent Forum
3 p.m.
Wrather Auditorium

 

“A Taste of the Arts” Fundraising Dinner and Auction
5:30 p.m.
CFSB Center

 

Oct. 10

Murray State University (MSU) Foundation Board of Trustees Committee Meetings
7:45 a.m.- 12 noon
Curris Center;
Full Board Meeting
1 p.m.
Curris Center Commonwealth Room

 

Hutson School of Agriculture (HSOA) Dean’s Society Luncheon,
11:30 a.m.
Curris Center Stables

 

Alumni Association Board of Governors Meeting
1:30 p.m.
Easley Alumni Center

 

Dedication and Ribbon Cutting – Dr. Tim Miller Center for Accounting Education and Herbert and Virginia Adams Student Learning Center

3:00 p.m.
Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business, Business Building South, 1st Floor

 

Homecoming Reception
4 p.m.
Heritage Hall

 

1964 Golden Anniversary Dinner
6 p.m.
Curris Center Ballroom

 

HSOA Alumni Picnic
6:30 p.m.
William Cherry Exposition Center

 

Oct. 11 – Homecoming Day – “Racers Tour America”

College of Education and Human Services Homecoming Breakfast
8 a.m., Murray Middle School

 

Parade, 9:30 a.m.

 

Tent City
11 a.m.
Roy Stewart Stadium Tailgate Lawn Area

 

MSU Racers vs. Southeast Missouri State University
3 p.m.
Roy Stewart Stadium

 

Bill Cosby
8 p.m.
CFSB Center

 

Oct. 13

Strategic Initiatives Town Hall Meeting
2 p.m.
Freed Curd Auditorium

 

President’s Dinner

6 p.m.
Winslow Dining Hall

 

Oct. 14

High School Counselor Day Welcome
9:30 a.m.
Curris Center Stables

 

Ron Crouch, Kentucky State Demographer
1:30 p.m., Freed Curd Auditorium

 

Giving Back Endowment Campaign Announcement,
5 p.m., Curris Center
2nd Floor Dance Lounge

 

Oct. 15

Health Fair Kick-Off
7:15 a.m.
Curris Center Ballroom

 

Keynote Speaker – Benton Lions Club
12 noon

Benton, KY

 

Staff Congress
1:30 p.m.
Applied Science Building

 

Council of Chairs
3:30 p.m.
Wells Hall

 

Oct. 16

American Veterinary Medical Association Accreditation Team
7:30 a.m.
Easley Alumni Center

 

Murray Rotary
12 noon
Pagliais Restaurant, Murray, KY

 

Oct. 17

American Veterinary Medical Association Accreditation Team Exit Interview

9:30 a.m.

Wells Hall

 

President’s Commission on Diversity and Inclusion 
3 p.m.
Wells Hall

 

Oct. 18

MSU Racers vs. Austin Peay State University
6 p.m.
Clarksville, TN

 

Oct. 19-22

American Association of State Colleges and Universities Annual Meeting
Washington, D.C.

 

Oct. 23

MSU Performance Funding Model Committee
7:45 a.m.
Wells Hall

 

Oct. 25

MSU Racers vs. Kentucky Wesleyan
3 p.m.
Roy Stewart Stadium

 

Oct. 28

Hogancamp General Services Building Dedication
10:30 a.m.
General Services Building

 

Oct. 29

Kentucky Council on Education Abroad Biannual Meeting
9:30 a.m.
Curris Center Stables

 

Oct. 30

Phi Mu Alpha Representatives
11:30 a.m.

Oakhurst

 

Oct. 31

Sparks Hall Halloween Costume Competition Judge
10 a.m.
Sparks Hall

 

 

 

 


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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