President's Biography

President Davies

Robert O. Davies was unanimously appointed by the Board of Trustees to serve as Central Michigan University’s 15th president and began his official duties on September 1, 2018.

Davies brings nearly 25 years of higher education experience to CMU.  Before coming to CMU, Davies served as president of Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky. He previously was president of Eastern Oregon University.  Prior, he served in leadership roles guiding university relations, alumni relations and advancement programs.

Davies received a Bachelor of Science in Management degree from the University of Nevada, Reno. He also holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Marketing degree from the University of Oregon and a Ph.D. in higher education administration from The State University of New York at Buffalo. He attended the Harvard Seminar, both for new presidents and for experienced presidents, and earned a certificate in higher education leadership from Harvard University.

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