Dr. Allison Davis-White Eyes currently serves as the Director of Community Diversity Relations at Oregon State University. Before coming to the Office of Institutional Diversity, Dr. Davis-White Eyes served as Assistant Vice Provost of Student Affairs and Director of Diversity and Cultural Engagement since 2011. Under her leadership, student diversity efforts were reorganized and expanded to include seven cultural resource centers as well as intersectional/multimodal student learning and engagement programming. Prior to her appointment at OSU, Dr. Davis-White Eyes served at the University of Oregon as Assistant Director of Admissions/Special Assistant to the President on Native American Affairs and helped to inaugurate the Native American Initiatives at the University of Oregon which provides a comprehensive approach to university and tribal relations.
Throughout her 20 years of administrative university leadership and academic experience with large Public Research I universities, Dr. Davis-White Eyes’ expertise in this area is exemplified through her work both at University of Oregon and Oregon State University. Dr. Davis-White Eyes’ work focuses on strategic organizational change, community building, inter-departmental collaboration, interdisciplinary teaching and research, international partnerships, tribal engagement, academic partnerships and graduate and undergraduate student development.
Dr. Davis-White Eyes earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in American History, with a focus on westward expansion, and her Master of Arts from UCLA in American Indian Studies with a specific focus on history and law. In addition, Dr. Davis-White Eyes earned her Ph.D. from Oregon State University in Adult Higher Education with an emphasis on International Education. Dr. Davis-White Eyes currently teaches as affiliate faculty within the School of Public Policy and the School of Language, Culture and Society.