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Frances Marine Davis - JD

University Counsel
Office of the President

Phone: 478.471.2472

  • Macon - Administration - 229
    Phone: 478.471.2472
Biography: Frances Marine Davis serves as University Counsel in the Office of the President at Middle Georgia State University. Davis joined Middle Georgia State in 2014 as Special Assistant to the President, overseeing presidential communications and certain strategic initiatives, as well as legal affairs.

A member of the President’s Cabinet, Davis leads Middle Georgia State's Compliance Commission, chairs its Intellectual Property Committee, serves on its Strategic Planning Board, and is the institution's Open Records Officer. Davis interacts directly with students as adjunct faculty teaching legal issues courses and as advisor to the President's Torch Society, a leadership honor society serving the campus and surrounding communities.

Licensed to practice law in Georgia and Pennsylvania, Davis is an active member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA), where she is involved in the Latino Affinity Group. Originally from Miami and the daughter of Cuban-born parents, Davis is a native Spanish speaker.

Prior to a career in law, Davis spent more than a decade working in communications in the public and private sectors. Davis began her career in higher education administration as director of communications at the Georgia State University School of Public Health in Atlanta. Prior to joining the USG, she served in state government in Florida, where she started as a spokesperson for the Department of Corrections, returned after law school as communications director for the Department of Education, and later served as a speechwriter for then-Governor Jeb Bush. At the federal level, Davis was a public affairs advisor for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, FEMA, the U.S. State Department and USAID. Following government service, she spent nearly six years as director of public and media relations for one of the 10 largest corporate law firms in the US, handling communications across more than two dozen offices worldwide at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.
Courses: Summer and Fall 2018 - Middle Georgia State University (Macon, GA)
- Legal Environment of Business (Warner Robins Campus), School of Business

Spring 2018 - Middle Georgia State University (Macon, GA)
- Legal Environment of Business (online), School of Business
- Security Policy, Ethics, and Legal Environment (online MSIT), School of Information Technology

Fall 2017 - Middle Georgia State University (Macon, GA)
- Legal Environment of Business (online), School of Business

Fall 2013 - Georgia State University (Atlanta, GA)
- Media Ethics & Society, College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Communication
- Media Writing, College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Communication

Fall 2012 - Temple University (Philadelphia, PA)
- Legal Issues in Communication Management, School of Media & Communication Graduate Program
Education: Juris Doctor, 2003
Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law (Washington, D.C.)

B.A. Interdisciplinary Social Science (Political Science and Economics), 1999
Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)

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