N.C. A&T Names Davis Associate Vice Provost for Student Success and University Registrar

By Jackie Torok / 10/17/2022 Academic Affairs

EAST GREENSBORO, N.C. (Oct. 17, 2022) – North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University announced Regina Davis, Ph.D., has been named associate vice provost for student success and university registrar after serving in the position on an interim basis.

Regina DavisDavis will continue to manage the overall operations of the Office of the Registrar including responsibility for maintaining the integrity of academic records and student information, conducting final degree audits, and preparing graduation and commencement activities. She reports to the provost, providing leadership and strategic oversight to a comprehensive portfolio of academic responsibilities in support of undergraduate and graduate students.

“Dr. Davis has worked to promote academic and professional development, supports a welcoming environment for a diverse student body, and maintains student connections from initial enrollment through graduation,” said Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs Tonya Smith-Jackson, Ph.D. “I know she will keep academic excellence first and foremost for all North Carolina A&T students.”

Davis previously was A&T’s interim vice provost for strategic planning, operations and institutional effectiveness. She also served as Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Liaison for the university while serving as assistant provost for student success and academic support and as director of the university’s Center for Academic Excellence.

In these roles, Davis Supervised the Institutional Research Department and the Institutional Effectiveness Department, in addition to partnering with the Office of Strategic Planning and Institutional Effectiveness for deep data dives identifying target student populations to improve retention, persistence and academic support for student success.

Davis developed and executed strategies focused on special populations of students from recruitment, orientation through graduation to meet the university’s student success targets outlined in our strategic plan based on the analysis of student success metrics.

As director of the Center for Academic Excellence, Davis oversaw advising functions for new freshmen and transfer students as well as the Aggie Success Academy designed to strengthen vulnerable student populations prior to their first semester’s attendance. She also supervised the Partway Home and Aggies at the Goal Line programs that assist students in completing their degrees.

Additionally, Davis led student success initiatives via academic support programs designed to assist all students in the achievement of academic success. Her efforts have included academic advising, student success courses, peer mentoring, supplemental instruction, tutoring, academic survival skills workshops, monitoring the student athlete academic enhancement program as well as academic success for living-learning communities, and the development of academic advising workshops for faculty.

Davis joined A&T in Fall 2007 as a professor in the Department of English and Communication Studies in the speech program. She went on to become program director of Speech-Communication Studies, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology before achieving the rank of full professor.  She later served as chair for the Department of Liberal Studies.

Davis earned a B.A. in biological sciences from Hampton University, a master’s degree in communication and human relations from the University of Oklahoma, and doctorate in education leadership and cultural foundations from the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She also holds a post-baccalaureate certificate in women and gendered studies from UNCG.

Media Contact Information: jtorok@ncat.edu

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