Message from President Quillen

Thank you for your interest in Davidson College!

It is my pleasure to welcome you to our virtual campus. As you look through our site I believe you will see quickly why Davidson is such a special place.

An institution founded on integrity, free inquiry, high aspirations, and trust, Davidson's abiding commitment to a liberal arts philosophy grows stronger each day as we see the urgent need in the world for the leadership our graduates provide.

Our focus on talents and capacities—writing and speaking clearly, analyzing complex problems from multiple perspectives, working collaboratively to formulate approaches to unsolvable problems, compassion, resilience, self-discipline, and moral courage—is one of our greatest strengths.

At the same time, the specific subjects, programs, and methods through which we develop these talents change over time—in light of the changing economy and world. That is why we are strengthening cross-disciplinary courses of study and enhancing our Transition to Impact initiatives.

Davidson is best known for students who learn by doing, by engaging directly with questions that matter and by working collaboratively with our renowned faculty to discover new knowledge, insights, art, and modes of expression - through on and off campus experiences.

This is how we prepare our students to lead and serve. This is how they create for themselves the foundation for a meaningful life.

Thank you again for your interest in Davidson. I hope to have a chance to welcome you to campus in person very soon.

Carol E. Quillen

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A thought leader in higher education, President Quillen regularly contributes to Forbes.

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President Quillen addresses a crowd of community leaders as the featured speaker for the 2018 YWCA USA "We Believe" luncheon in Charlotte. She says the mission of the YWCA of Central Carolinas speaks to the noble and unfulfilled promise of the United States–acknowledgement of the freedom and equality of all.

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