GVSU Provost Gayle Davis to speak at Wheelhouse Talk

Gayle R. Davis
Gayle R. Davis

Over the course of her 15-year tenure at Grand Valley State University, Provost Gayle R. Davis has successfully led students and the university through periods of significant academic growth and change. 

On November 18, Davis will speak about her experiences and leadership insights gained from leading a major reorganization of the university, expanding interdisciplinary courses and fostering a redesign of student advising that has helped increase student retention.

Davis, who was recognized as one of the "50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan" by the Grand Rapids Business Journal in 2006, will present "A Lifetime of Leadership Lessons" at the semester finale of the Wheelhouse Talks, hosted by the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies and the Cook Leadership Academy.

Gayle R. Davis: A Lifetime of Leadership Lessons

November 18 at 4 p.m.

Charles W. Loosemore Auditorium, DeVos Center, 401 Fulton Street W., Grand Rapids, MI

The Wheelhouse Talks series resumes in January with presentations from Julie Metty Bennett, senior vice president at Public Sector Consulting, Inc. and Teresa Weatherall Neal, Grand Rapids Public Schools superintendent.

Davis, executive vice president for Academic and Student Affairs, will retire from Grand Valley in summer 2017.