Soon after the opening of the new UCA College of Business building next spring, a new business lecture series will be introduced as a result of a generous gift from the Davis family of Conway.
Longtime Conway residents Milton and Claudia Davis, along with their son and daughter-in-law, Granger and Jan (Preuitt) Davis, have committed $50,000 to endow the Davis Family Lecture Series and the Davis Faculty Enhancement Fund.
The Davis Family Lecture Series will highlight prominent business men and women from across the country. The first lecture will feature a senior partner at a major investment firm. The annual lecture series will be open to the entire UCA community.
The Davis Faculty Enhancement Fund will be used to support professional development opportunities such as continuing education, travel, research and conferences for faculty members in the College of Business.
“UCA means so much to our entire family,” Granger said. “Not only do we appreciate what we learned in and out of the classroom many years ago, but we also enjoy participating in all the university events today. The Centennial Campaign was a perfect opportunity for us to give to an institution that has meant so much in our lives.”Milton earned a bachelor’s degree from UCA in 1955. He opened the first Edward Jones office in downtown Conway in 1979. Milton and Claudia have long been active in the community serving as volunteers for many local agencies and organizations. The couple also serves as members of the centennial campaign leadership team, and Milton is a member of the College of Business dean