Robert O. Davies is the fifteenth president of Central Michigan University. He began his tenure on September 1, 2018. Prior to his appointment as CMU's president, Davies served as the President at Murray State University in Kentucky (2014-18).
Davies earned a B.S. in management from the University of Nevada, Reno in 1991, an M.B.A in finance and marketing from the University of Oregon, and a Ph.D. in higher education administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2005.
In addition to his time at Murray State, Davies has served as president of Eastern Oregon University
and vice president for university relations at Indiana University of
Pennsylvania. He also had alumni relations and development positions at
The State University of New York at Buffalo, Boise State University, and the
University of Nevada, Reno.