Willis Bing Null Davis
Sport(s): Basketball (Men's), Track & Field (Men's)
Bing Davis played forward for the basketball team and was a high jumper on the track squad at DePauw. He earned all-conference honors in basketball. He led the 1957-58 Tigers in points scored and in 1958-59 led the team in scoring average. His 678 career points ranks 41st on DePauw's all-time scoring list. Davis currently serves as chair of the Art Department at Central State University and is also president of the National Consortium of Arts and Letters for Historically Black Colleges and Universities. His work is world-renowned and is displayed in numerous museums, including a permanent display in a Moscow art museum. Davis is also a past president of the National Conference of Artists and was appointed by the governor to the position of vice president of the Ohio Arts Council. His work has been displayed at 35 solo and 50 group exhibitions. A past member of the DePauw Board of Visitors, Davis received an Alumni Citation Award in 1984.