Davis Chamber Honors Dr. Bruce Davis with Legacy Award

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Davis Chamber Honors Dr. Bruce Davis with Legacy Award

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Posted on January 2, 2020

Davis Chamber Honors Dr. Bruce Davis, Vice Provost and Dean of WSU, Posthumously with 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 was involved in many community organizations. In addition to serving on the Davis Chamber Executive Board and Board of Governors, Bruce also served on behalf of Intermountain McKay-Dee and Layton Hospitals, Layton City Council, NUAMES School Board, Wasatch Front Economic Development District, and WSU Research Foundation, just to name a few. 

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 he was 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. Davis to 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.” 

The Chamber invites those who would like to help recognize this fine individual by attending the annual Awards Banquet on Friday, January 24th, 2020, or sponsoring the event to contact terra@davischamberofcommerce.com or call at 801-593-2200.