Christopher “Chris” Davis, ’10, has been named assistant vice chancellor for development at North Carolina Central University (NCCU).
Davis, a native of Fayetteville, North Carolina, comes back home to NCCU with over 12 years of experience in various areas of higher education fundraising. Prior to his new role at NCCU, Davis served as a senior gift officer at the United Negro College Fund. Before that, he served as associate vice chancellor for development and was later promoted to interim vice chancellor for university advancement at Fayetteville State University (FSU). During his tenure, Davis helped usher in several transformative gifts, including a $5.8 million grant to support student success initiatives across campus, the largest private gift in FSU history. In addition to his duties as interim vice chancellor for advancement at FSU, he also managed the Office of Career Services.
Prior to FSU, Davis served as associate director of development for the College of Arts and Sciences Foundation at UNC-Chapel Hill during the university’s $4.25 billion fundraising campaign. In that role, he managed development efforts for the Department of Exercise and Sport Science, six Global Area Study Centers and the Office of Study Abroad. He also held several athletic fundraising positions, most notably with The Ohio State University Buckeye Club and the Wolfpack Club at North Carolina State University.
At NCCU, Davis will provide leadership and strategic guidance for all areas of development to include corporate and foundation support. He will work closely with university senior administrators, department leadership and advancement colleagues to raise the necessary support for identified priorities. Davis will report to the vice chancellor for institutional Advancement and serve as a member of the senior leadership team.
Davis earned his undergraduate degree from North Carolina Central University and a master's degree from North Carolina State University. He is married to Pherren Scriven Davis and they have one daughter, Yara.