Laurie Davis has been a storyteller for more than 30 years; first as a community journalist and then as an editorial leader in higher education. In her 18-year career at the University of Chicago, Davis led a bi-monthly print publication and later managed the news flow for the University News Office’s website. Using strong editing and writing skills to tell the stories of UChicago’s community of faculty, students, and staff, Davis promoted the learning, teaching, and research experiences of those individuals. She also created content to promote UChicago academic and institutional programs and initiatives, including the Oriental Institute Museum, The Renaissance Society, UChicago Arts, the Chicago Innovation Exchange, Diversity and Inclusion, Argonne National Laboratory, and UChicago Promise, among many others.
In her role as Director of Alumni and Development Communications, Davis wrote and edited content for the University of Toledo Foundation, focusing on fundraising efforts to support the University. As the sole writer for the UToledo Alumni eMagazine, she raised the University’s reputation by highlighting the institution’s degree programs and how they shaped young students into community leaders. Davis previously worked for 10 years as a journalist and editor with Star Newspapers in Tinley Park, Illinois. She earned a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from Northern Illinois University.