Vice President for University Advancement and External Relations


Ms Susan L DaviesMs. Susan L. Davies, CFRE, became the Vice President for University Advancement and External Relations in March 2012.

She is head of all activities involving alumni relations, development including corporate and foundation giving, annual giving, estate and planned giving, and prospect management.  Ms. Davies has over 20 years of fund-raising and management experience.  She is a Certified Fund-Raising Executive (C.F.R.E.) and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from CMU.

Previously, Ms. Davies was the Vice President of University Relations at Oakland University in Rochester, Mich. In that role she had responsibility for leading a successful campaign that raised more than $110 million.  Prior to that, she worked at Michigan State University in their development program.  Ms. Davies has served on several boards including most recently, CFRE International, the credentialing body for fundraisers world-wide, serving two years as chair.

“Kettering has an outstanding academic reputation coupled with experiential learning that makes graduates well prepared for the workplace,” explained Ms. Davies.  “I am pleased to be joining Kettering University at this exciting time of vision and growth.”