Ohio University Pays Tribute to Its African American President

MCDAVISThe board of trustees of Ohio University in Athens produced a video tribute to President Roderick J. McDavis to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of his appointment as president. Dr. McDavis became the first African American president of Ohio University in July 1, 2004.

Dr. McDavis is a graduate of Ohio University and holds a master’s degree from the University of Dayton and a doctorate in counselor education and higher education administration from the University of Toledo.

The video includes tributes by three former Ohio University presidents and from Deborah A. McDavis, the president’s wife. The video highlights the accomplishments of President McDavis’ tenure in office.

The video tribute can be viewed below.


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