TROY – Prichard Mayor Ronald K. Davis will bring his message on leadership and change to students at Troy University on Wednesday, Oct. 26.
Specifically, Mayor Davis will address leadership as transformational change, the importance of campus engagement and making responsible decisions.
"Through his remarks, we hope students will gain knowledge of innovative ways to deal with the constant changes within today's society," said Derrick Brewster, Assistant Dean of Student Services who is helping coordinate the event.
A 1985 TROY graduate in criminal justice and social rehabilitation services, Mayor Davis was a standout track and field athlete while at TROY.
The event, which begins at 7 p.m. in the Trojan Center Ballrooms, is sponsored by 101 E.L.I.T.E. Men, a campus organization intended to further high standards of behavior and expectations of members and other organizations at TROY.
"Mayor Davis' many public service accomplishments all go toward being a part of making a difference in our community," Brewster said.
He was first elected mayor in 2004 and has since earned a reputation for innovative leadership, and improving the quality of life for the citizens of Prichard. Under his leadership, the city emerged from bankruptcy a year early and he has recruited other community leaders to develop grass-roots programs aimed at cleaning the city and taking care of its citizens. His administration has recruited new industries including FedEx, Texaco and an expansion of the Alabama Motorsports Park. In addition, he led the way to include the city as part of the international trade zone.
In addition, Mayor Davis serves as chairman of Trustees and is a deacon at Yorktown Missionary Baptist Church, is a board member of the Mobile Area Education Foundation and serves on the advisory board of the Women's Federated Club. He was elected interim president of the World Conference of Mayors, is a director of the National Conference of Black Mayors and the National League of Cities. He and his wife Alisa have three children.
His speech is free and open to the public to attend.