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UMobile Professor Legislator Honored for State's Progress in Tourism

University of Mobile Assistant Professor of Music and Alabama State Rep. Randy Davis was named Legislator of the Year by the state of Alabama at the Alabama Governor’s Conference on Tourism. The conference, held Aug. 21, celebrates the best advocates in the tourism industry.

Davis, described as a “legislative champion,” has served in the Alabama State House of Representatives since 2002. The Republican serves the 96th district which includes areas of Mobile and Baldwin counties.

He holds a bachelor’s of music education and master’s of music education from the University of Southern Mississippi, and additional certification from Alabama State University. He served as a teacher/administrator and executive to the superintendent of the Mobile County Public School System and as public relations coordinator for the Baldwin County Public School System before retiring in 2004.

He has served on the Mobile Arts Council, Boys and Girls Club Board, Bounds YMCA Board, U.S. Sports Academy Board and the Board for the Daphne-Spanish Fort Rotary. He is also a performing member and retired conductor of the Baldwin Pops. He is resident conductor for the Baldwin County Pops Band and recently started the North Mobile Community Chamber Symphony.

Rep. Davis is chairman of the House Constitution, Elections and Fair Campaign Practice Committee, as well as chairman of the Alabama Sportsman’s Caucus. He has been recognized as Conservationist of the Year in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

The University of Mobile is a Christian university located in Mobile, Ala., on an 880-acre campus near Gulf Coast beaches. Approximately 1,800 students are enrolled in more than 40 undergraduate and graduate programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Christian Leadership, School of Business, School of Christian Ministries, School of Education, School of Nursing, School of Worship Leadership, Center for Performing Arts/School of Music and Center for Adult Programs.

For more information about the University of Mobile, visit the website at or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

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