Murray State University President Dr. Bob Davies will be the featured speaker for the June Power in Partnership monthly breakfast of the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce. The breakfast will be held on June 7 at 7:30 a.m. at the Julian Carroll Convention Center. Murray State is also the sponsor.
Dr. Davies has served as the 13th President of Murray State University since July 2014. Since joining Murray State he has overseen the development and implementation of the University’s 2015-2022 Strategic Plan that focuses on four pillars: 1) academic quality; 2) student success; 3) research, scholarship and creative activities; and 4) community engagement. Through this effort, he has led a resurgence of a commitment to academic and program excellence focused on rigorous and relevant curricular and co-curricular programs throughout the University. Under his leadership, and guided by the Strategic Plan, the University has created an Honors College, introduced and invested in a progressive new scholarship model, broke ground for two new academic buildings, opened Franklin Residential Hall and launched a new strategic marketing plan.
Davies received his Ph.D. in higher education administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo, his M.B.A. in finance and marketing from the University of Oregon and his B.S. in management at the University of Nevada in Reno. 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.
Leadership Paducah Class #31 will also be recognized for their graduation at the breakfast.
Below are the details of the breakfast:
When: Thursday, June 7, 7:30-8:30 a.m.
Where: Julian M. Carroll Convention Center, Ohio Room
Speaker: Dr. Bob Davies, President of Murray State
Special Recognition: Leadership Paducah Class #31 Graduation
Sponsor: Murray State University
Cost: $15 members, $25 non-members
Non-Power Card holders should make reservations by Tuesday, June 5, by 5 p.m. to the Chamber at 270-443-1746 or firstname.lastname@example.org.