Shauna Davis

Strategy Director

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Shauna Davis is the strategy director for community college participation for Lumina Foundation, an independent, private foundation in Indianapolis that is committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all. Davis leads a portfolio of work designed to increase enrollment and re-enrollment in AA degree and short-term credential programs.

Prior to joining Lumina, previous roles included serving as executive director of programs at Achieving the Dream; executive director of the Student Success Center and Office of Professional Development for the Virginia Community College System; director of student services at the Extended Learning Institute (now NOVA Online) for Northern Virginia Community College; and assistant vice-president for Workforce Development for the Community College Workforce Alliance.

Davis was one of 35 women recognized by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education March 2020 edition for making a positive difference in education. She is passionate about helping students and colleges find practical solutions to improve success. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Temple University, a master’s in career and technical education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and a master’s in rehabilitation counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University.

More from Shauna

Community Colleges Far and Wide: Cape Fear Community College

Next up, we're traveling to Wilmington, NC to visit Cape Fear Community College, the fifth-largest community college in North Carolina, where education and community intersect. What can we learn from this dynamic coastal college? Come along as we meet engaging faculty and talented students and explore a variety of programs that make for an inspiring and exciting college experience.

The college brand in action

At Lumina Foundation, we understand the power of a brand. It’s something we think about daily. Are we staying true to our mission? Are we creating experiences with our grantees that are inclusive and designed for success? When people visit our website, walk through our office doors, or interact with our staff, do they have an experience that is memorable, inclusive, and representative of all that we stand for?

Community Colleges Far and Wide: Guam Community College

Next up, we're traveling to the U.S. territory of Guam to visit Guam Community College, which is steeped in history and culture, and all in on workforce programming. There’s never been a stronger sense of community in college. Guam Community College might be far from the mainland United States, but its faculty and staff are working tirelessly to improve opportunities close to home.