PULLMAN, Wash. — Col. Lawrence E. “Ev” Davis, who will retire soon after 26 years in the U.S. Army, has been named director of Facilities Operations at Washington State University.
The appointment, effective in February, was announced today by Samuel Kindred, vice president for Business Affairs.
Davis is presently the secretary of the General Staff, Headquarters and Army Forces Command at Fort McPherson, Ga. In his previous assignment as assistant deputy chief of staff for personnel and installation management, Davis was responsible for guidance and oversight of planning and administration of 13 Army installations throughout the country.
He also served as garrison commander at Fort Carson, Colo., from 1995-97, and community commander at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii, 1992-93, with responsibilities encompassing those of physical plant director and installation planner.
Davis earned a bachelor’s degree from Clemson University in industrial management 1972 and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Alabama in 1980. He also studied at the U.S. Army War College and the Army Command and General Staff College. He has received several awards from the Secretary of the Army, including the Cultural Resources Award, the Natural Resources Conservation Award, the Environmental Cleanup Award and the Recycling Award.
Announcing the appointment, Kindred said Davis brings a wealth of experience to this post that is “critical to the success of the university’s educational mission. He has proven himself a solid administrator with excellent interpersonal skills who believes in team building for success.”
Davis succeeds Craig Benjamin, who has served as acting director of Facilities Operations since July 1997.

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