Dr. Eddie Joe Davis ’67
The 2016-17 Aggie Muster Committee has announced Eddie Joe Davis Jr. ’67 as the keynote speaker for the 2017 on-campus Aggie Muster ceremony. Chosen by current students, Davis learned of his nomination in the Fall of 2016 and has been working closely with these students as they plan the ceremony.
Serving as commander of the Corps of Cadets from 1966 to 1967 under the leadership of then University president, General James Earl Rudder, Davis earned his Bachelor’s from Texas A&M in Agricultural Journalism. After serving four years on active duty, including a tour in Vietnam with the 173rd Airborne Brigade, he retired as a colonel in the Army reserve. Going on to also receive a Master’s and Doctorate from A&M, he worked for the University and University System in multiple capacities. He served as both CFO and executive Deputy Chancellor for the Texas A&M University System, as interim University president, as a tenured professor and most recently as the president of the Texas A&M Foundation.
Dr. Davis, or ‘Eddie Joe’ as he is called by his peers, is “very honored” to be nominated: “Obviously, selection as the Campus Muster Speaker is the pinnacle experience in a lifetime love affair with Texas A&M. It is made even more special knowing the selection is done by students.” Davis will be joined on campus by his classmates from the class of 1967, as their 50th year class reunion meets in conjunction with the events surrounding Aggie Muster. The reunion culminates in their honoring at the Muster ceremony, where Davis will be addressing the current students, former students and their families.
Aggie Muster will be on Friday, April 21st at 7 p.m. in Reed Arena.