Queens University President To Step Down After 16 Years
Queens University president Pamela Davies will step down at the end of the 2018-19 academic year, according to a statement from the university.
Davies, 61, has been president of Queens for 16 years. She will not be leaving the university, only the job of president. Davies plans to take a sabbatical year and then return as a professor in the Queens’ business school.
In an email sent to the university community, Davies wrote that she was leaving with mixed emotions.
"Serving as president of Queens for the last 16 years has been an unbelievable privilege, and working with the many dedicated members of our Queens community has been among my greatest joys," Davies wrote.
Davies started at Queens in 2000 as the dean of the business school. She succeeded Billy Wireman as president in 2002.
Under her leadership, enrollment has almost doubled – with undergraduate and graduate students totaling close to 2,500. Davies also spearheaded the university’s investment of more than $100 million in buildings and infrastructure – including the Cato School of Education, the Knight School of Communication, the Presbyterian School of Nursing and the Blair College of Health.
Trustees of the university will form a search committee for Davies' replacement led by past chair Michael Marsicano.