Message from the President: Employee Appreciation Day

Below is a message Davenport University President, Dr. Richard J. Pappas sent in recognition of the hard work of faculty and staff.


Thank you

Today marks National Employee Appreciation Day, and I’d be remiss if I didn’t send a note of sincere appreciation to each and everyone one of you.

This appreciation is underscored by the fact that this university has navigated through unthinkable challenges posed by a worldwide pandemic.  It hasn’t been easy.  But so many of you have stood up to ensure students were able to navigate through uncertain times, manage incidences of illness, stay on top of their school work through quarantine and address severe and difficult challenges with their mental health.

It is my great honor to work with the talented staff and faculty of Davenport University.  Your unwavering commitment to student success is why Davenport University stands out in comparison to its peers. Each of you plays an integral role in helping make our students’ dreams a reality – from reaching graduation to the careers they achieve.

Thank you for your hard work,



Dr. Richard J. Pappas
President, Davenport University