Chris Hawk '67
Mount Pleasant, S.C.
General surgeon, surgeon oncologist, Charleston Surgical Associates
B.S., Davidson, 1967
M.D., Vanderbilt University, 1971
Current: Board of Visitors
Former: Annual Fund Class Agent; Alumni Association Board of Directors; Charleston Regional Campaign Committee Member; Reunion Planning Committee Member on several occasions; Alumni Service Award Recipient
Pi Kappa Alpha; Hall Counselor; Union Board, Vice President; The Davidsonian, Copy Editor, Business Manager; member, Blue Sky Strategic Planning Committee Member; Alpha Epsilon Delta; Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Eta Sigma
Current: elder, Sunday school teacher, finance committee chair First Presbyterian Church
Former: Delegate, American Medical Association; chair, AMA Council on Science and Public Health; president, Charleston Unit and SC Division, American Cancer Society; trustee, president, SC Medical Association; chair, Charleston Rotary Fund; committee member, Hospice of Charleston, American Red Cross, and Trident United Way; vice-chair, Roper Hospital Board; chair, Roper Hospital Advisory Board; distinguished service award, lifetime achievement award, American Cancer Society
Spouse: Frances Solley Hawk
Children: James '98, John '98, Robert '00, Anne
Siblings: Bill Hawk '76; Jimmy Hawk '82
For years my alumni involvement was to participate in the Annual Fund or specific fundraising campaigns, and to encourage and recommend prospective students. Then my three sons chose Davidson and their enthusiasm for the Davidson experience was infectious. I didn't realize college could be so much fun. I started coming back to campus, renewing acquaintances, and increasing my love and commitment for the college. I hosted a few events and meals for athletic teams. Through the Board of Visitors and my time on the Alumni Association Board, I have some understanding of the many issues that Davidson and other colleges face.
I'm an old-school doctor, who believes in a history and physical examination before ordering expensive tests, making a diagnosis, and starting treatment. I believe the doctor has the responsibility to be a good steward of your health-care dollar. If elected, I would bring that same approach to the Board: listening, evaluating the evidence and data, and then making the hard decisions that are necessary to get the best results. With my extensive experience serving on policy-making boards at a local, state, and national level, I would work to make a contribution to the Davidson Board and represent our alumni well.
Davidson has always had its challenges. The current Strategic Plan outlines some of them, but I'm sure there will be others. I would welcome the opportunity to serve as Alumni Trustee and help the college continue its progress while maintaining the core values that we all hold so dear.