North Carolina Central University has named Dr. Harriet Frink Davis as vice chancellor for institutional advancement. Dr. Davis will begin on Feb. 6.
Davis has more than 25 years of experience as a higher education administrator and demonstrated success as a fundraiser. Currently, she serves as associate vice chancellor for development and director of the campaign at Fayetteville State University. Prior to Fayetteville State, Davis worked at Hampton University in the role of assistant vice president for corporate relations. During her five-year tenure at Hampton, she was directly responsible for the overall operation of the fundraising efforts within the Campaign Office, as well as identifying financial needs and opportunities for the university while building and cultivating corporate partnerships.
Over a span of 19 years, Davis held a variety of leadership positions in the Division of Institutional Advancement and University Relations at North Carolina A&T State University, including director of alumni affairs, director of development, interim director of community relations and special events director. Davis serves as a board member of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District III and as co-chair of CASE DIIIs HBCU Initiative.
“Under the leadership of Dr. Davis, I am certain that our Office of Institutional Advancement will thrive and support the institution in several key areas, including: 1) raising critical resources and scholarship dollars; 2) increasing a positive profile of NCCU; and 3) engaging, stewarding and cultivating partnerships with alumni, donors, community members and corporate partners,” said NCCU Chancellor Debra Saunders-White.
Davis is a graduate of the Management Development Program at Harvard University and earned bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. degrees from North Carolina A&T State University.