Director of Development
Proud graduate of the Eberhardt School of Business, 1989 with a concentration in marketing. After graduation, I stayed in Stockton and started a career in non-profit management with the American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association and the Mary Graham children's Foundation. In the spring of 2011, I returned to Pacific as the Eberhardt School of Business' Director of Development. In this position, I will working closely with our alumni, their families, the local business community and others interested in supporting the Business School and our students. It is only through this generous support that the Eberhardt School of business is able to offer the student centered education that makes the Pacific experience so unique.
On behalf of our students, thank you for your generous support.
Staff Spotlight: Tod Davis
When it was announced in the spring that Janet Dial, the Director of Development for the Eberhardt School of Business, was promoted to Associate Vice President of Development for the University, it was clear that her replacement would have big shoes to fill. The school was lucky to fill the position with someone who has the professional experience, Pacific connection, personality, and motivation to fill those shoes and hit the ground running! Tod Davis joined the Pacific family during the summer as the new Director of Development for the Eberhardt School of Business.
Though new to the role, Tod is not new to Pacific - he actually moved to Stockton in 1985 to attend Pacific as an undergraduate student and has been living in the area and involved with the University ever since. As a student he played Lacrosse for 4 years and still participates in an alumni game each fall. When asked to share a favorite memory of his time as a student, he said "In my senior year I took a Public Sector Marketing class that must have had no more than 6 students - it provided the opportunity to participate in great discussions and close interaction with the instructor, which ultimately led to an internship with the County of San Joaquin that was an invaluable start to my career. " For the past 20 years he has been working in the non-profit fundraising field and for the past 3 years prior to accepting the position with Pacific, he was the Executive Director for the Mary Graham Children's Foundation (a local non-profit dedicated to supporting the county's foster youth).
Now that Tod is back on campus, he has been impressed that even though there has been great deal of growth, the Pacific characteristics and culture he valued as a student still remain. It is this message that he has the privilege of sharing with other alumni and friends of the school through his new position. He says that his favorite part of his job is that it "puts [him] in touch with fellow alumni who have a desire to see Pacific continue to thrive and to see that our students have the scholarship support they need to be successful. The generosity of our alumni is inspiring and a tribute to the unique Pacific experience." Finding ways to keep in touch with the nearly 5,000 Eberhardt School of Business alumni is the most challenging part of his role, but he says "I'm never too busy to answer the phone, so if you would like to get involved, please give me a call!"
In his free time Tod enjoys coaching and participating in the sports activities of his children Jason (15) and Anna (12), and likes to spend weekends with his kids backpacking and fishing in the Sierras.