and External Affairs
University Advancement and External Affairs optimizes student success and community impact by cultivating partnerships, stewarding relationships, and creating robust engagement and experiential learning opportunities that prepare students to succeed throughout college and beyond.
- Enhance community relationships and streamline connecting points for entities interested in establishing university partnerships.
- Promote and provide equitable access for all students to participate in experiential learning opportunities (e.g., high-impact practices such as service learning and internships) to prepare them personally and professionally to contribute to the common good.
- Engage in advocacy and steward meaningful relationships with public officials, employers, and community partners to support the success of WCU students and the University toward fulfilling its public mission.
- Increase funding opportunities by expanding alumni engagement, annual/planned giving, and philanthropy by connecting donor intent to institutional priorities.
ADVOCACY: UAEA promotes and supports student success and community impact through understanding, empowerment, and informed action.
COLLABORATION: UAEA prioritizes trust and unity in every interaction through intentional outreach, building rapport, and sustaining relationships that are mutually beneficial.
EQUITY: UAEA embodies fairness, impartiality, and justice for all community members through robust and responsible engagement.
INNOVATION: UAEA commits to the creative leveraging of resources, continuous learning, adaptability, and strategic risk-taking by building on what was and imagining what could be.
Meet The Vice President for University Advancement and External Affairs
Zebulun R. Davenport
Vice President for University Advancement and External Affairs
Dr. Zebulun Davenport is the Vice President for University Advancement and External Affairs at West Chester University. Davenport earned a Doctorate in Higher Education and Leadership from Nova Southeastern University, a Master of Education in College Student Personnel Administration, and a Bachelor of Science in Communications/Public Relations with a minor in Human Services from James Madison University. Davenport also received a Certificate in Fundraising Management from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.