Iowa Wesleyan University is excited to welcome Diane Davis as the newest member of the IW community. In an effort to continue building relationships with alumni, Diane will serve as the Director for Alumni Engagement, effective April 12th.
Although Diane was born in Fremont, California, her parents returned to Mount Pleasant to be close to their families. Following graduation from Mount Pleasant High School, Diane attended Luther College. Thereafter, she had a 30-year career in Operations and Human Resources with Walmart Logistics.
Get to know Diane Davis
What do you hope to accomplish as the new Director for Alumni Engagement?
I look forward to connecting and reconnecting with IW alums. I want to enhance the alumni experience by involving those around me as well as current IW students. I plan to do so by creating an atmosphere of reciprocating dialogues and efforts. One of my philosophies is to be a servant leader while providing an exceptional customer experience. More than anything, I want to work hard yet have fun!
Why do you feel the desire to come back to Mount Pleasant?
After relocating to the southwest, I miss the small town, friendly atmosphere of Mount Pleasant. There is a strong sense of community and camaraderie in Mount Pleasant as well as Southeast Iowa and I want to continue to be a part of it. Most importantly, my family and lifelong friends are here so I am looking forward to seeing all of them on a regular basis. I especially want to watch my new granddaughter, Elle, grow up!
What is your favorite thing about Iowa Wesleyan University?
My favorite thing about Iowa Wesleyan University is the Chapel as I have attended numerous concerts and events through the years. I admire the stained glass windows and was really pleased when the building was renovated!
What is your favorite attraction at Midwest Old Threshers?
The steam engines are my favorite attraction at the Midwest Old Threshers Reunion. My grandparents owned a few engines in the past and they continue to be displayed at the reunion. My parents also have my Grandpa’s antique car. Our family has a long tradition of attending, volunteering, and having a campsite on the grounds. It is truly a reunion of family and friends for us each Labor Day weekend!
Please feel free to contact Diane at 319.385.6215 or [email protected].