Dr. Michael Davis, a longtime faculty member and former interim dean of the School of Education, received the VCU Presidential Medallion at today’s Faculty Convocation Ceremony.
One of the highest honors available at the university, the medallion recognizes extraordinary achievement and outstanding contributions to the VCU community.
Davis becomes just the second School of Education member to receive the award, joining another former dean, Dr. Richard Rezba, who accepted the honor in 2009.
“Dr. Davis has been a tireless champion for the School of Education and the Richmond community,” Dr. Andrew Daire, dean of the School of Education, said. “He has served the school and VCU well in various roles. This is an honor for him and an honor for us.”
Originally joining the School of Education as an assistant professor in 1979, Davis provided more than three decades of service to the university, working his way to leadership roles in both the School of Education (where he served as department chair, senior associate dean and interim dean) as well as the Office of the Provost.
Following his retirement in 2014, the scholarship founded in his name, the Michael D. Davis Scholarship in Urban Education, shattered records for the amount of funds pledged. He has remained active in VCU’s Office of Continuing and Professional Education, a unit he was instrumental in helping found.
For more information about today’s Faculty Convocation, visit the VCU News’ website.