Director of International Enrollment, Office of International Enrollment Management

Russell Davis joined DKU in the summer of 2017. Soon after, he relocated to China where he spent two years with his wife and two daughters living in the city of Suzhou, before returning to Durham in July of 2019. Prior to joining DKU, Russell was the Associate Director of Admissions at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business where he worked for eleven years. His primary responsibilities included leading Fuqua’s MBA recruitment efforts across Asia. He began his career in education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he worked in the Kenen-Flagler Business School’s MBA International Programs Office.

The son of an ex-pat, Russell attended schools in Singapore, Tokyo, and eventually graduated from the American School in London. These cross-cultural experiences inspired him to pursue a career in international education. Russell particularly enjoys sharing his insights into the admissions process and has presented at various conferences including Executive MBA Council Conference and College Board’s Summer Institute, and regularly conducts workshops on the college application process. He has a passion for travel and experiencing different cultures, a passion he shares with anyone who is willing to listen! Outside of work and travel, Russell enjoys spending time outdoors with his family.

Originally from Houston, TX, Russell graduated from Trinity University with a B.A. in Psychology.