Dr. Alex Davis

Dr. Alex Davis

WDB Board - Member

Dr. Adriene “Alex” Davis is a premier academic and economic & workforce development practitioner who currently serves as the acting vice chancellor of the Educational Services Division at Rancho Santiago Community College District.

Under the auspices of the Educational Services Division, includes the District’s Information Technology Services, District Research and Planning and Institutional Effectiveness, Resource Development, Communications and Graphic Design, the Orange County Regional Consortium (OCRC), as well as Child Development Services. In her permanent role as Assistant Vice Chancellor of Economic and Workforce Development, Dr. Davis provides leadership and administrative oversight for the OCRC across four community college districts and 10 community college institutions. In this role she is responsible for working collaboratively with the regions leadership to advise of Strong Workforce Program investments as well as collaborating with the region on the implementation and outcomes for the Regional Collaboration and Coordination Grant that supports the regional consortium and its career pathway develop strategies as well as employer engagement for all industry sectors.

Dr. Davis was the first and only executive director to oversee the Los Angeles and Orange County Regional Consortium (LAOCRC), which was comprised of 29 community college institutions across 15 community college districts from May 2018 through December 2021. Prior to overseeing the regional consortium, Dr. Davis served as an instructional dean at Los Angeles City College for ten years and provided leadership and administrative oversight for the Office of Economic and Workforce Development, Adult Education, Career Technical Education, academic instructional programs, some categorical programs, and grant development resources. Before transitioning to Los Angeles City College, Dr. Davis served as the Director of the Small Business Development Center at El Camino College and prior to that she worked in the Small Business Development Center regional office at Long Beach City College, which covered Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Los Angeles counties. Before entering the public education space, Dr. Davis worked for Johnson Publishing Company, Inc., maker of Jet and Ebony Magazine and Fashion Fair Cosmetics.

In her spare time, Dr. Davis loves to spend time with her two young grandsons as well as engaging in her published authored work in the drama, mystery and academic genres. Dr. Davis earned her doctorate in higher education leadership from California State University, Long Beach.