BETHANY, W.Va. – Bethany College is welcoming Shelby Davis to the Advancement Department as the director of media and public relations.

“Bethany College is thrilled to welcome Shelby to the team,” says Lori Weaver, vice president of institutional advancement. “Bethany has an amazing story to tell, and Shelby will be critical in assisting with that. Our faculty, students, and staff deserve to be recognized, and I look forward to increasing our local and national awareness.”

Davis may be a familiar face to some from her time as a news anchor at WTRF-TV in Wheeling, W.Va. After leaving the news industry in 2021, Davis spent time working in the automotive industry as a social media director before landing her new role at Bethany College.

Davis was born and raised in the Ohio Valley and is a 2019 graduate of West Virginia University’s Reed College of Media. During her time there, she was the main anchor of WVU News and a member of the WVU Competitive Cheer team.

She credits much of her success to her college professors who, she says, provided her with a well-rounded education that allowed her to use her talents in many different work environments.

Davis hopes to utilize her prior background and expertise to generate a larger media presence for Bethany College and inform campus, alumni, and prospective students of college news and initiatives.

“I am thrilled to join the team here at Bethany College,” Davis says. “I can’t wait to experience what this college has to offer and to share it with the Ohio Valley and beyond.”

About Bethany College

Bethany College, founded in 1840, is the oldest private college in West Virginia. The Bethany experience focuses on academic excellence in the area of liberal arts and prepares students for a lifetime of work and a life of significance.