Emma Savage-Davis will be the next dean of the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. She will take office on January 1.
Dr. Savage-Davis said the student population and the university’s commitment to the community is what sparked her interest in wanting to be a part of the institution. “Also, the university has tremendous support: financial aid, support programming, academic support, as well as some initiatives and some centers that are doing some powerful work for all individuals to have opportunity.”
Dr. Savage-Davis has been serving as dean for the College of Education, Leadership Studies and Counseling at the University of Lynchburg in Virginia. “I was hired to do some accreditation work, which I have completed and have set them up for success, and I was also looking at an opportunity to move closer to my daughter,” Dr. Savage-Davis said. “I have many colleagues in Texas and look forward to working with them, but also, I wasn’t just randomly looking. I was looking for a university that I thought was moving in a visionary way.”
Dr. Savage-Davis is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University, where she majored in technology education. She holds a master’s degree in occupational education from Chicago State University and a doctorate in postsecondary education curriculum and instruction from Illinois State University.