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Davis Named New Director of Alumni

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Kelly Davis was appointed director of alumni relations at Arkansas Tech University by the Tech Board of Trustees on Thursday.
 
Davis had previously served Arkansas Tech as director of corporate and athletic relations since 2004. He succeeds Angela DeWitt Bonds, who resigned as director of alumni relations in May after serving her alma mater the past six years.
 
“Angela provided excellent leadership and recruited an outstanding staff to the Arkansas Tech Alumni Office, so I inherit a great situation,” said Davis. “I look forward to the opportunity to serve Arkansas Tech in this new way. No one is more proud to be an alumnus of Arkansas Tech than I am. We will continue with our ongoing efforts to connect with our alumni and offer them opportunities to remain involved as members of the Tech family long after graduation.” 
 
Davis earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Tech in 1981 and was named All-America in 1979 in recognition of his efforts as a place kicker and punter for the Arkansas Tech football team.
 
Since returning to his alma mater as a member of the Office of Development in 2004, Davis has maintained and developed relationships with members of the local business community on behalf of the university.

Davis is a member of the Chamber of Commerce Red Coats Committee and he is currently serving as president of the Russellville Noon Rotary Club.

Davis received the highest honor that Arkansas Tech can bestow upon an individual during Homecoming 2008 when he and 34 other All-America student-athletes were inducted into the Arkansas Tech Hall of Distinction under the Distinction in Intercollegiate Athletics category.

“As an alumnus of Arkansas Tech and a former president of the Arkansas Tech Alumni Association Board of Directors, Kelly Davis is well suited for the role of director of alumni relations,” said Jayne Jones, vice president for development. “We are fortunate that Kelly was excited to embrace this new opportunity.”

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