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School system administrator

Lawrence Franklin Davenport, American School system administrator.


Davenport, Lawrence Franklin was born on October 13, 1944 in Lansing, Michigan, United States. Son of Theodore and Bernice (Alexander) Davenport.


Bachelor, Michigan State University, 1966. Master of Arts, Michigan State University, 1968. Doctor of Education, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1975.

Master of Science, Leicester University, England, 2002.


Vice president development Tuskegee Institute, Alabama, 1972-1974. President educational complex San Diego Community College, 1974-1979, provost, 1979-1981. Associate director ACTION, Washington, 1981-1982.

Assistant secretary United States Department Education, 1982-1987. Assistant secretary management and administration United States Department Energy, 1987-1989. Associate vice chancellor University California, San Francisco, 1989-1992.

President Lawrence Davenport & Associates, Mercer Island, Washington, 1989—2003. Chief Financial Officer, Seattle Public Schools, 1992-1994. Vice president finance and operations, Chief Financial Officer Milton Hershey (Pennsylvania) School, 1994-2000.

Senior vice president Antin Neher Associates, Hershey, 2000—2001. Deputy chief administrative officer United States House of Representatives, 2001—2002. Executive director Hale House Center Incorporated, New York York City, 2002—2004.

Executive vice president Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, 2004—2006, executive vice president university advancement, 2006—2007. Interim president Paragon Foundation, West Palm Beach, since 2007. Executive vice president Neher & Association, Sacramento.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author (with Petty): Career Education and Minorities, 1973.


Married Cecelia Jackson, September 24, 1966. Children– Laurence, Anita, Anthony.

Theodore Davenport

Bernice (Alexander) Davenport

Cecelia Jackson

Laurence Davenport

Anita Davenport

Anthony Davenport