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Date: September 26, 2023
Time: 1:00 pm -



Category: Convocation
Recurs: Does not recur
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Jerry C. Davis is Chancellor of College of the Ozarks. His 45-year tenure in the college presidency is among the longest in the United States; after serving 11 years at Alice Lloyd College and 34 years at College of the Ozarks. During his leadership, the College became debt-free, the endowment grew substantially, and the physical plant significantly improved. After graduating from The Mount Berry School for Boys in Mount Berry, Georgia, Davis attended Truett-McConnell University, received a B.S. degree from Mars Hill University, an M.S. degree from the University of Tennessee, and a Ph.D. from Ohio State University. He is the recipient of the prestigious Eisenhower Fellowship, as well as the Missourian Award, one of the state’s highest honors. Davis previously served as the President of AAPICU (American Association of Presidents of Independent Colleges and Universities). The author of a dozen books, he has led the College in emphasizing its goal of Patriotic Education. Additionally, Davis was a Presidential appointee to the 1776 Commission and serves on the Board of Advisors of the Marine Military Academy. He and the College have received many recognitions such as the Above and Beyond Award for support of the Guard and Reserve and the Secretary of Defense Freedom Award. Davis is a recipient of the Lee Greenwood Patriot Award, presented by Helping a Hero. The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) awarded Davis with the E. Burr Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award for his significant and lasting impact on the field of institutional advancement.