Chattanooga State Appoints Dr. Wendolyn Davis as Executive Director of Pathway Alignment

August 17, 2023 | Nancy Patterson | Staff Spotlight

Dr. Wendolyn Davis at ChattState

Chattanooga, Tennessee, August 17, 2023 - Chattanooga State Community College is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Wendolyn Davis as the Executive Director of Pathway Alignment. The three-year grant-funded position will focus on creating clear and effective pathways to high-demand, higher-wage careers available within our service area. The position reports directly to the College president.

“I am so pleased Dr. Wendolyn Davis has joined the Chattanooga State team," stated Dr. Rebecca Ashford, College president. "She will be laser-focused on aligning career pathways within the College and with external partners. Her work is critical to the College reaching our vision that 5,000 Chattanooga State students of every race and income level will earn a credential leading to a pathway to a family-sustaining wage.”

Dr. Davis comes to Chattanooga State from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where she led Transfer Student Recruitment and Transfer Evaluation and Operations. Her previous experiences also include workforce development and helping students overcome barriers to achieving academic and career goals. Dr. Davis holds a Ph.D. in Organization and Management, an MBA in Human Resource Management, a BS in Psychology, and an associate degree in general studies.

Dr. Davis, of her new role, said, "I am thrilled to join Chattanooga State as the Executive Director of Pathway Alignment. Working together with the college's dedicated educators and community partners, we will create robust pathways to success for students that lead to great careers in our community.”

Chattanooga State looks forward to the positive impact of Dr. Davis's leadership to help the College support and empower students to learn without limits.