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Howard Theologian to Deliver Commencement Address at the University of West Indies

WASHINGTON (Oct. 12, 2010) – Donald Henry Kortright Davis, Ph.D., a professor of Theology at the Howard University School of Divinity, will receive an honorary L.L.D. degree from the University of the West Indies (UWI) and will deliver the commencement address at UWI’s Cave Hill campus in Bridgetown, Barbados.
 
Davis trained for the Anglican priesthood at Codrington College in Barbados community of the Resurrection. In 1965, he became an Ordained Deacon and a Priest by 1966. He also led the Caribbean Conference of Churches.
 
He has served on several University-wide Committees and Commissions at
Howard University. Davis’ most recent contributions were to the Howard University Self-Study Committee and the Presidential Commission for Academic Renewal (PCAR).  He is also a member of the Faculty Senate Council.
 
Davis has excelled in the realms of formal academia and denominational religion. In 1969, three years after his ordination as a priest of the Anglican Church in St Kitts, he became faculty at Codrington College, Barbados. A quarter century later, in 1994, he preached at the consecration of the Bishop of the Windward Islands, and in the same year accepted an appointment as Director of the Doctor of Ministry program at the Howard University School of Divinity.
 
The Antiguan-born theologian and educator served as rector of several parishes in the West Indies, and is currently the Rector of the Holy Comforter Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C.
 
He has earned degrees from the Universities of London, Sussex, and the West Indies. He holds the Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Sussex.  He also received honorary degrees of Doctor of Divinity from General Theological Seminary, St. Paul's College, and Virginia Theological Seminary.
 
The University of the West Indies (UWI) confers 15 honorary degrees this October and November at the annual graduation, which will be held throughout all four campuses across the Caribbean region.

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