Jay Davis

Executive Director of External Relations
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Jay Davis is an award-winning journalist and communications professional with nearly 25 years of experience. Davis joined UNC Charlotte in 2019 as the executive director of external relations for the Belk College of Business, overseeing communications, marketing, alumni engagement and events. His journalism career included stints at the Orlando Sentinel, The Miami Herald, and The (Myrtle Beach) Sun News. Most recently, Davis served as director of communications and media relations for Winston-Salem State University. At WSSU, Davis developed and implemented a media relations program that garnered a 50% increase (2016 vs. 2017) in positive media coverage for the university. Prior to WSSU, Davis served as manager of communications and marketing for the Florida Center for Cybersecurity at the University of South Florida, and as the director of communications and media relations for Seminole State College of Florida. 


B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill