Anthony Davis Appointed President of Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina

The board of trustees of Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina, voted unanimously to name Anthony J. Davis as the thirteenth president of the college. He succeeds Jimmy R. Jenkins Sr., who has led the college for the past 16 years.

Dr. Davis has been serving as senior vice president of institutional advancement and chief operating officer at the college. Prior to Livingstone College, Dr. Davis served as the vice president for development with The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management.

Historically Black Livingstone College is affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. It enrolls just under 900 students, according to the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Education. More than 90 percent of the student body is Black.

“I’m happy, I’m humbled, and I’m honored to be selected to serve as the thirteenth president of Livingstone College,” Dr. Davis said. “Twenty-one years ago, I started on this journey to become president. It is true what poet Langston Hughes said, ‘Dreams don’t die, they are deferred.’”

Dr. Davis is a graduate of Livingstone College. He earned a master’s degree in philanthropy and development at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota in Winona and a doctor of ministry degree from the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio

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