“Life is a journey whereby you have to move forward,” said Dr. Feleccia Moore-Davis, the new Vice President of Student Learning at Lone Star College-CyFair. “If you’re always holding on to what’s behind you, you’ll never get to what’s promised in your future.”
The journey to a vice-president position began with a master’s from Texas A&M University in organizational psychology. She planned to work in organizational development, but Moore-Davis soon found a love for teaching as a trainer at her first consulting job. Then an opportunity to teach psychology full-time opened at Fayetteville Technical Community College in North Carolina. Several years later she returned to Texas.
Once in Houston, she taught at Houston Community College at the College Without Walls, a virtual college ahead of its time, and then moved to HCC’s Central campus where she taught, developed curriculum and within two years became department chair of social sciences. Then Moore-Davis heard about a new comprehensive college in the Lone Star College System being built in Cypress. It was LSC-CyFair, a college whose promise to the community is a commitment to academic excellence, exceptional service, and a dynamic climate for lifelong learning.
“The same things that brought me here keeps me here – the promise we have to the community, the promise to our faculty, staff and students, and that we remain committed to meeting and surpassing those promises,” said Moore-Davis, who was a founding staff at LSC-CyFair.
“She joined our team as Dean of Business, Math, Communications and CIT during the summer of 2003 and has played major leadership roles in both the college and our community ever since,” said Dr. Bob Williams, Interim President.
As Moore-Davis moved into her new administrative role in December 2008, she expressed gratitude to her predecessors for their hard work including Dr. Christal Albrecht, one of the college’s founding administrators who took a college president’s position in Arizona in 2007 and Deana Sheppard, dean and executive director of LSC-Fairbanks, who served as Interim
Vice President of Student Learning.
Continuing to create and sustain exemplary programs, facilitating the continuous evolution of LSC-CyFair’s Learning Signature, fostering student success and promoting teaching and learning excellence and innovation are among her current goals as vice president.
“There are challenges that confront us--our continued growth, the general expectations to do more with fewer resources and our changing demographics, but the college has the human capacity to move us successfully into the future,” she said.
Moore-Davis said she is also personally ready to provide leadership for new directions in instruction and to give the needed support to faculty, staff and students. She will also work to sustain strong connections with the community, and reach and serve underrepresented populations.
“We started this college with a compelling vision to be responsive and innovative … to serve the students in a way to facilitate their success. That requires some work on our behalf. I can’t say it will be easy, but it will definitely be worthwhile,” she said. “In the end, it’s all about the students and their success.”
As she works to balance her new position with her role as wife and mother to two daughters, ages 15 and 10, she plans to just enjoy the journey.