Davis Chamber Honors Dr. Bruce Davis, Vice Provost and Dean of WSU, Posthumouslywith its Highest Honor, the Legacy Award
The Davis Chamber’s Legacy Award is bestowed on an individual or company that has positively impacted our county, sustained over years. Bruce Davis was certainly a great example of service sustained not only over years and decades, but over a lifetime.
Bruce had a long and successful career, including serving as vice provost and dean of Online & Continuing Education of Weber State University since 2008. In that capacity hewas responsible for the WSU Davis Campus, the WSU Online Campus, the Division of Continuing Education, International Programs, the English as a Second Language Department, Career and Technical Education, and Charter schools, along with teaching graduate and undergraduate classes.
Chris Dallin, long-time friend and colleague said this about Bruce, “Serving on many community committees, boards, and civic organizations, Bruce Davis’s expertise, wit, and knowledge helped to drive thoughtful and professional dialogue, action, and impact to the community. I was lucky enough to know Bruce, he was my mentor for nearly 30 years. He taught temperance, honesty, the value of a great joke, intelligence, strength, and honor.”
When Angie Osguthorpe, President of the Davis Chamber, visited with Dr. Davisto tell him of the executive board’s decision to honor him, he was humbled and honored. When the Chamber learned of Bruce’s very sad and untimely passing there was no hesitation that he would still be honored with the Legacy Award. In Bruce’s own words “I lead a quiet and well-ordered life of the mind. For the past 30 years or so, I’ve had the privilege of teaching, learning, and working at a large state university, seeking after the good, the true, and the beautiful.”