Provost Gayle R. Davis: A Lifetime of Leadership Lessons
November 18, 2016
Entering her final year as Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at Grand Valley, Gayle Davis will speak on her experiences and personal leadership insights from her life and career at GVSU.
During her fifteen-year tenure, Davis has led the academic community during the university’s marked growth. She has shepherded a major reorganization of the university, expanded interdisciplinary courses, created an interdisciplinary college, and fostered a redesign of student advising that has dramatically increased retention. Recognized in 2006 as one of the “50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan” by the Grand Rapids Business Journal, Davis earned her master’s and doctoral degrees from Michigan State University.