Walker College/NCBA Professorship to honor Harry Davis

Harry Davis

Give to Harry Davis Professorship CampaignIn his roles as NCBA economist, dean of the NCBA's North Carolina School of Banking and NCBA chair of Banking at Appalachian State University (ASU), Dr. Harry Davis has served the banking industry and shaped the careers of thousands of students and bankers for thirty-seven years. Dr. Davis joined the faculty at the Walker College of Business at ASU as professor of banking in 1980. Shortly after his arrival, he was asked to chair the Department of Finance, Banking and Insurance. Consistently rated by students as one of the most popular professors at ASU, his regular class load includes undergraduate Commercial Bank Management and Managerial Finance in the MBA program.

Related: Read the recent interview with Dr. Davis from Appalachian News

In recognition of his nearly four decades of service to North Carolina's banking industry and Appalachian State University, the Walker College of Business at ASU, in collaboration with the NCBA, is creating an endowed professorship in Harry Davis' honor. The Harry M. Davis Professorship will allow the Walker College of Business to attract and retain talent to teach, conduct research and perform service in the field of banking and finance, preserving and building upon Harry's lifetime of work and achievement during his long tenure at Appalachian.

Related: Read Impactful Giving (page 32 Business Leaders Magazine) about the Harry M. Davis Professorship 

Harry Davis

A fully endowed professorship requires $1 million in funding, and the NCBA has organized a campaign to raise money for the professorship through contributions from NCBA members, with a goal of $1,000,000. When the NCBA members reach $666,667 in gifts and/or pledges, the Walker College of Business will apply for matching funds from the State of North Carolina; the state will provide matching funds of $333,333 to create a $1,000,000 endowment. To be eligible for matching funds, all bank pledges are to be completed within a five-year period.

For details on how your organization can make a pledge contact the NCBA office or Will Sears at the Walker College of Business at searswill@appstate.edu or (828) 262-6231.

Related: Harry Davis receives the 2016 Boone Area Chamber of Commerce's Wade Brown Award for Community Recognition