Vicki Tigert Davis

Vicki Tigert Davis received a Ph.D. in 1973 from Texas Woman’s University in child development and family living with concentrations in guidance and counseling and home economics education. She holds a Master of Science in home economics, secondary and higher education, from East Texas State University (now Texas A&M University–Commerce).  She graduated with academic distinction from ETSU with a Bachelor of Arts in home economics in 1964.  Her distinguished career in education began at ETSU, where she joined the faculty in the Home Economics department. During her career at East Texas, she became head of the Home Economics department, achieved faculty rank through professor, directed a variety of university programs and served in the Office of the Provost for 10 years.  In 2007, capping off a 40-plus year career as a university teacher, scholar, and administrator, Davis retired as vice president of academic affairs and provost. Named Professor Emerita by the Texas A&M University Board, she continued to teach five more years.  Davis maintains active roles in professional and community organizations, many committed to funding activities that support professional and personal growth of women educators.  As a champion for women and education in general, her record of service is exemplified by her work as Texas State President of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, which has promoted education and women educators for more than 80 years. Davis challenged the Delta Kappa Gamma Texas Archives Committee to collaborate with TWU’s nationally acclaimed Woman’s Collection to create bio files on women educators. She is a founding member of the Alpha State Texas Educational Foundation, which funds leadership development activities and scholarships for members.  Davis continues to serve in elected and appointed international positions for the organization, coordinating a program in 2014 on the University of Texas-Austin campus withTexas Executive Education and the McCombs Graduate School of Business for 30 exceptional woman leaders from 17 countries around the globe.