Dr. Michael Davis, assistant vice chancellor for extension and engagement, has been inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame. He was recognized Oct. 7 for lifetime achievements and contributions to 4-H. Davis was one of 15 to be inducted this year at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Md.
Davis, a native of Greensboro, earned master’s and doctoral degrees from NC State, after receiving a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The former director of the state’s 4-H Youth Development Program in North Carolina, he served as chairman of the National 4-H Strategic Directions Council, developing the strategic plan for the 4-H program that reaches more than 4 million young people annually.
In 2001 he became assistant vice chancellor and helped create the Gateway county program, whereby NC State connects the resources of the total university with community needs. Davis is also director of the General Hugh Shelton Initiative for Leadership Development at NC State.