Skip to content

Two Graduate Alumni Chosen to Lead Furman, Wharton

Two alumni of the Duke Graduate School have been recently hired to lead Furman University and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Elizabeth Davis, who earned a PhD in accounting from Duke in 1992, was named the next president of Furman University in February. She will start at Furman on July 1. Davis is currently the executive vice president and provost of Baylor University. She will become the first female president of Furman.

More about Davis’s appointment
Geoffrey Garrett, who holds a PhD in political science from Duke, was named the next dean of the Wharton School in March. He will begin his tenure July 1. Garrett, a former Fulbright Scholar who earned an MA from Duke in 1984 and a PhD in 1990, is currently the dean of the Australian School of Business at the University of new South Wales.

More about Garrett’s appointment