Janine Davidson, Ph.D., was appointed to the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s Economic Advisory Council on Jan. 1. 2023. Davidson has served as the Metropolitan State University of Denver president since 2017.

Before her time at MSU Denver, Davidson served as the 32nd undersecretary of the United States Navy.

Davidson serves on the Department of Defense Policy Board, as a National Association of Public Administrators fellow, and as a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She served as a presidentially appointed commissioner for the National Commission on Military, National and Public Service, and the Commission on the Structure of the Air Force. Locally, she is a director of UMB Financial Corps and serves on the boards of the Colorado Concern, Downtown Denver Partnership, the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation, and the Rose Community Foundation.

Davidson has a B.S. in architectural engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in international studies from the University of South Carolina.