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President Davis to speak on “What Really Matters Nov. 17

Furman University president Elizabeth Davis will speak on “What Really Matters?” Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. in Furman’s Daniel Chapel.

Dr. Elizabeth Davis

Dr. Elizabeth Davis

Her talk, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by Furman’s Chaplains Office and is part of the L.D. Johnson Lecture Series.

Davis became Furman’s 12th President on July 1, 2014.  She is a member of the Council of Presidents, a national advisory group of college and university chief executives, and she was recently named to Greenville Business Magazine’s “50 Most Influential People.”

She serves on the Board of Directors of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce, and is an honorary member of the Board of Governors of the Commerce Club.  She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Comstock Resources, Inc., an energy company based in Texas.

L.D. Johnson served as university chaplain and professor of religion at Furman.

L.D. Johnson served as university chaplain and professor of religion at Furman.

Before coming to Furman, Davis spent 22 years at Baylor University in Texas, where she rose to the position of Executive Vice President and Provost.  In addition to being a member of the accounting faculty at Baylor, she also served as Vice Provost for Financial and Academic Administration, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Business Programs, and Acting Chair of the Department of Accounting and Business Law.

Davis received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Baylor in 1984 and earned her Ph.D. from Duke University in 1992.

The L.D. Johnson Memorial Lecture Series honors the memory of the late L.D. Johnson, who served as chaplain and professor of religion at Furman for nearly 15 years before his death in 1981. He was also pastor of First Baptist Church of Greenville.

For more information, call the Furman Chaplains’ Office at (864) 294-2133.

Last updated August 5, 2022
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