UKAg's Davis Receives Distinguished Service Award

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 16, 2016) — A longtime University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment employee recently received a distinguished service award from the Research Center Administrators Society (RCAS).

Donnie Davis is director of Central Kentucky Farms at UK and is the outgoing RCAS president.

“Donnie has been part of the lifeblood of this organization and one of its greatest advocates for its growth,” said Barry Sims, incoming society president. “Not only has he served in every executive position we have, but also on many of its committees. That kind of dedication is hard to find and we want to show our appreciation with this honor.”

A 1973 UK agriculture graduate, Davis has 40 years of experience managing research farm operations, resources and budgets, buildings and facilities, personnel, program interpretation and public relations.

Sims gave Davis a plaque during the society’s annual meeting in San Antonio.  

The Research Center Administrators Society is a national nonprofit organization whose membership is comprised of agricultural research station managers, directors, university, college and U.S. Department of Agriculture administrators.


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