Senior Scholars:
Friday, January 11, 2018

Dr. Pamela Davies
Queens University

Queens -- Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Pamela Davies, who led Queens University of Charlotte as it transformed from a quiet liberal arts college to a university offering master's degrees and a suite of professional programs, said Tuesday she will step down after 16 years as president.

Davies, 61, isn't leaving Queens. She plans to leave the job as president at the end of the 2018-19 academic year, in June 2019, take a sabbatical year for research and writing but return as a professor of strategy in Queens' McColl School of Business.

Her doctorate in strategic planning proved to be a timely fit for the leafy campus in Myers Park. For most of its 161 years, until 1987, Queens admitted only women. Last fall, men made up 40 percent of the incoming class. Davies took office in 2002 with a vision of what else a small, private university set in the heart of a fast-growing city could become.

" The single thing I'm most proud of is that we brought together a team of people who are passionate about this institution," she said Tuesday. "It's like anything else, if you have a compelling vision and if you treat people with respect and honor, it builds momentum."

Davies stayed on as president to shepherd through a $20 million fundraising campaign, completed early this year, for one last campus project. Work will start this summer on the Sarah Belk Gambrell Center for Arts and Civic Engagement, which will transform an existing 50-year-old building considered the "front porch" of the campus into a state-of-the-art meeting space.

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Each week, the survey will ask your opinion about the last meeting's speaker and topic.  The survey opens for replies from the time it is sent until the Thursday before the Friday meeting. Results are confidential and only shared with Board members.

This week’s survey covers Scott D. Syfert / "Eminent Charlotteans", next week's survey will ask about Friday's speaker Dr. Pamela Davies / "Queens -- Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow."

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2019 Wildacre Retreat
Monday,  April 29 - Thursday, May 2nd
Cost: $245 per person double occupancy
Registration opens January 25, 2019

Dr. Greg Ferro

Topics: (2 Programs)

  • The U.S. Constitution and You
  • How These Years 1900 - 1920 Made the America of Today (with an emphasis on WWI)
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1900 Selwyn Avenue MSC 1409 , Charlotte, NC, 28274