Campbell University Announces New Vice President for Institutional Advancement

BUIES CREEK, N.C.– Dr. Jerry Wallace, President of Campbell University, announced today the appointment of Britt Davis as Vice President for Institutional Advancement. He brings more than 20 years of advancement and nonprofit management experience to the position. In his role, Davis will oversee the University’s development programs.  He succeeds Dr. Jack Britt, who will become the Senior Vice-President for Advancement and Assistant to the President.

Davis has served as the Director of Development for Campbell University’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law since May 2007. In this role, he was responsible for fundraising associated with the Law School’s September 2009 relocation from the main Campbell campus in Buies Creek to its new home in downtown Raleigh. Davis also manages the Law School’s annual campaign, external marketing and communications, web site content and a number of special projects in cooperation with Dean Melissa Essary.

“Britt Davis is joining the Campbell University administration at a critical and exciting time in the history of this institution,” said Dr. Jerry Wallace, Campbell University President. “With the trustees’ recent decision to consider establishing a medical school at Campbell, the university is poised to serve the citizens of North Carolina in unprecedented ways, and I am confident that Britt will be a strong leader for our advancement program.”

Prior to coming to Campbell, Davis served as President of the Oregon Independent College Foundation (OICF), a nonprofit consortium that generates resources and manages collaborative projects among 10 Oregon private colleges and universities. Davis has also served as a Vice President for the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges, a consortium of 15 Virginia private colleges and universities, and held senior management positions at the Association for Manufacturing Technology, Consumer Electronics Association, and National Recreation & Park Association in the Washington DC area. Davis has a Master of Public Administration and a BS in Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.

“I have a passion for the mission of Campbell University. This is an institution that continues to be on the leading edge of highly relevant programs of study in health sciences, medicine, law, business, and other disciplines,” commented Davis. “Campbell University is positioned to be a leader in North Carolina higher education because of its commitment to its students through quality undergraduate and graduate programs.”

Davis will begin his new role at Campbell University on January 1, 2011.