From campus housing to city housing – GWU staff member moves to a new role

Tyler Davis helping with move in day at Gardner-Webb, 2013. Photo courtesy of GWU

By: Mallory Turner

Tyler Davis, the assistant director for Housing and Education at Gardner-Webb, resigned from his position on Feb. 10 to work for the city of Gastonia as a grant facilitator for the Housing and Neighborhood Department.

Davis has worked for Gardner-Webb since he was an undergraduate in 2007. After graduating in 2010, he continued to work for Gardner-Webb professionally as the office manager in the housing department. He then served as the assistant director for two and a half years.

According to Davis, the best part about his job at Gardner-Webb was, “being able to connect with [the students] and hopefully help them out, whether it’s through the housing process or a roommate conflict.”

Davis has helped many students during his time at Gardner-Webb. “As someone who has lived in four different dorms in three years, Tyler has helped me tremendously,” said Chris Coffey, a junior at Gardner-Webb. “He is always willing to lend a hand and is one the kindest, friendliest [staff] members I have encountered here.”

Jacob Walley, a junior at Gardner-Webb, said, “Tyler Davis went in head over heels to make sure we got the suite we wanted, he’s a very friendly guy.”

While Davis was successful and enjoyed helping students out at Gardner-Webb, he will be switching into a new role, helping Gastonia residents. “It was time for [my wife and I] to start a new journey, be able to look forward to starting a family and be able to start a new phase in life,” said Davis.

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