School of Medicine

Staff Spotlight: Roger Davis

Roger joined Washington University School of Medicine as the Assistant Director of General Services in August of this year.

Immediately prior to joining the Washington University team, Roger was the Director of Custodial Services in the Facilities Department at the University of South Carolina. When asked why he chose to come work at the University, Roger said making the move was “a progressive step [in] my career from a management perspective, and that it was an opportunity to work for a top 20 university.”

Roger was born and raised in Brooklyn. He entered the military (Army) right out of high school. Roger spent 20 years in Army, before retiring in 2001. The main roles that he played in the Army were drill sergeant, and recruitment and retention counselor.

After retiring from the Army, Roger worked in manufacturing, retail, and industrial security. He also spent 3 years in academia as a high school ROTC instructor. Roger went on to become the regional Vice President for the Mid-Atlantic Business Improvement District, where his teams helped keep streets and sidewalks clean, assisted in ways to make the community safer, and reached out to help guide people in the community to needed social services.

Roger is currently finishing up his DBA (with a concentration in social impact management) through Walden University.

When he’s not at work or taking classes, Roger is an avid reader at home. Roger also spends his free time in youth mentoring programs, where he puts his extensive instructing, counseling, and teaching experience to good use. Roger is married and has one daughter.