Elizabeth Davis

Office of the President

Elizabeth Davis became Furman University’s 12th President on July 1, 2014. Under her leadership, the university has instituted The Furman Advantage, a distinctive vision for higher education that combines learning with immersive experiences outside the classroom, creating a personalized pathway that prepares students for lives of purpose, successful careers and community benefit. The groundbreaking effort, which has received more than $52.5 million in support from The Duke Endowment, was launched in October 2016.

President Elizabeth Davis

Biography of Furman's 12th President.

Meet our President
Elizabeth Davis

President's Report


The President’s Report provides a detailed look into the university’s admissions, athletics, diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, community impact, development, and its signature approach to education, The Furman Advantage.

Resilient Together, president's report

Resilient Together

The ability to bounce back, to weather stress and to be better for it – at Furman, resilience means all of these things.

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Reflecting on Our Calling

Reflection powers The Furman Advantage, and it drives the change, growth and understanding that our students experience in their four years at Furman.

Read the 2019 report
Reflecting on our calling, large type

Media Coverage

Inaugural Address

Elizabeth Davis became Furman University’s 12th President on July 1, 2014.

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Elizabeth Davis, presenting inaugural address
White Oaks exterior, spring

The President's Home

Constructed in 1957, White Oaks serves as home to the president and was bequeathed to Furman in 1992 by Homozel Mickel Daniel.

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Presidential Appearance Request Form

Interested in having Elizabeth Davis, President of Furman University, appear at your event?

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Davis speaking at Commencement
White Oak's Exterior, open gate


The President's staff supports her office and the Board of Trustees.

Meet the President's Staff