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President Davies receives the Distinguished Alumni Award at the University at Buffalo.

Davies: Student-centered leader

CMU’s president receives Distinguished Alumni Award from University at Buffalo

Contact: Ari Harris


​Central Michigan University President Bob Davies is known for his student-centered philosophy and strong advocacy for the power of higher education. Now, he is being recognized by his alma mater for his commitment to providing students with transformative educational experiences.

Davies received a Distinguished Alumni Award at the University at Buffalo’s annual Alumni Association Achievement Awards ceremony Friday, Oct. 6, in Buffalo, New York.


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President Davies, center, accepts the Distinguished Alumni Award from UB President Satish Tripathi, left, and UB Alumni Association Board President Michael Anderson, right.

His nominators noted his thoughtful approach to decision-making and the leadership and strategy he brought to his previous role as the associate vice president of alumni relations at University at Buffalo. They also recognized and celebrated his current position as CMU’s 15th president.

“Robert Davies has been a lifelong champion of higher education, known for his student-centered philosophy, commitment to the community and inclusive leadership style. The University at Buffalo is proud to present him a Distinguished Alumni Award this year,” said Rodney M. Grabowski, vice president for university advancement at the University at Buffalo.


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