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Felicia Davis
Interim President

About the Office of President at Olive Harvey

The President of the College is the chief executive, administrative, and education officer and derives authority from, and is responsible to the Chancellor of the City Colleges of Chicago and the Board of Trustees. The President's primary responsibility is to provide vision for the College and continuous leadership and direction for the planning and operation of all aspects of the College's programs and services in conformity with City Colleges of Chicago Board policies, ICCB and IBHE rules and regulations, and State law. The Office of the President is also responsible for developing, maintaining, and evaluating the academic programs and student services of the College and creating a climate which enhances student learning, stimulates creative approaches to teaching and learning, and motivates both staff and students to optimum achievement through reinvention. 

About Felicia Davis

​Felicia Davis is a dynamic, detail oriented and award winning professional. Davis has successful track record in Public Service and Higher Education Administration. Felicia was named interim president of Olive-Harvey College, by Chancellor Salgado on May 1, 2017. Olive Harvey serves as City Colleges' center of excellence for transportation, distribution and logistics. "Felicia's unique combination of experience in higher education administration, major public construction projects, community relations, and her ties to the institution were an uncanny fit for the leadership needs at Olive-Harvey College," said Chancellor Salgado. "I hope to engage her immediately in reaching out to the community and Springfield to ensure Chicagoans don't miss out on the tens of thousands of jobs coming to our region in the fast-growing TDL field as well as the opportunities created by the college’s general education, GED and ESL offerings."            

Most recently, Ms. Davis served as the Executive Director of the Public Building Commission (PBC), where she was responsible for the oversight and management of the design, construction and renovation projects for the City of Chicago, and its sister agencies, including the Chicago Park District, Chicago Public Library, Chicago Public Schools and City Colleges of Chicago. Prior to the PBC, Ms. Davis served in a number of posts with the City of Chicago, including as Commissioner of the Department of Buildings, Executive Director of the Mayor's Office of Public Engagement and First Deputy Chief of Staff. Prior to joining the Mayor Emanuel's Administration, Ms. Davis spent ten years in Administration at Kendall College, rising to Vice President of Operations and Student Administration, having directed student affairs, alumni relations, career services, and college facility operations. Ms. Davis previously served the Chicago Police Department, with distinction, for 10 years. Felicia is a Chicago native and life-long resident of the City's South Side, where she continues to reside with her family. Felicia believes in the transformational power of education and is delighted to return to Higher Education, and looks forward to serving the Olive-Harvey community.            

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