Kevin Davis, a recognized information technology leader in higher education, has been named as the new chief information officer of Davidson College.
Davis has served as Davidson's deputy CIO since January 2017 and has been leading Davidson's Technology & Innovation division on an interim basis since August. His move into the permanent role takes effect immediately.
"Kevin was part of the team that reconfigured our information technology operations and developed their more strategic and forward-looking mission," said Davidson College President Carol Quillen. "We have great confidence that he will advance Davidson's role as a leader in one of the most critical and rapidly shifting spheres of higher education."
Davis served as deputy CIO as the division expanded from a more traditional information technology services operation to developing the college's technology strategy and leading technology-driven innovation.
"It has been exciting to be a part of taking on new roles and helping steer the college's digital transformation," Davis said. "Davidson has embraced ideas and technologies that enrich and push forward the amazing teaching, learning and research that goes on here. I was honored to participate in those advancements and, even more so, now to take on a larger leadership role."
Davis arrived at Davidson from up the road at Duke University, where he held a series of roles with increasing responsibilities within the Office of Information Technology. In his last post there, he served as program director for global technology services. Before Duke, he spent several years working in and leading Harvard University's student and residential computing team, along with experience as a business analyst at a technology consultancy.
He received his bachelor's degree in government, with honors, from Harvard University and earned an MBA, also with honors, from Boston University's School of Management. Kevin and his wife Darlene, an attorney with K&L Gates, live in Cornelius.