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WSU mourns the loss of Vice Provost Bruce Davis

Dr. Bruce Davis, vice provost and dean of continuing education at Weber State University, died on the evening of Dec. 8, following a short illness.

Throughout his life and nearly 30-year career at WSU, Davis dutifully fulfilled his capacities by serving both students and the community.

Before coming to WSU, Davis served as a Navy Corpsman in the Vietnam War. Davis then returned home to Northern Utah and earned a B.S. in Business from Weber State College.

Davis began his career at WSU as the director of WSU Davis Campus. In this role, he helped supervise construction projects and operations on campus and continued to do so throughout his career.

Davis served as vice provost and dean of continuing education since April 2008. In his leadership positions, Davis worked to expand the WSU Davis campus and participated at the groundbreaking for the new WSU Computer and Automotive Engineering Building set to be be completed in the summer of 2020.

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Groundbreaking for the new Computer & Automotive Engineering Building at Weber State University Davis in Layton on May 22, 2019. (Photo by WSU)

While in these roles, Davis also taught courses at the Goddard School of Business and Economics and the Dumke College of Health Professions.

He was recognized in 2018 for career excellence and distinguished service to students by being awarded the WSU Alumni Association’s 2018 H. Aldous Dixon Award.

Again in Oct. 2019, Davis was recognized for his work on campus. He was awarded the Entrepreneurial Spirit Award, continued to advocate for innovation and helped strengthen WSU’s economic development plans for northern Utah.

Davis also served his community for four years as a Layton city councilman on the Community Action Council and the Military Affairs Committee.

His family has established a WSU scholarship to honor Davis and his career there.

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