The following was submitted by Margo Steiner, assistant director of marketing and communications at Salem State:
Salem resident Alyce Davis was sworn in as a member of the Salem State University Board of Trustees at the end of last month.
Davis, who received her bachelor's degree in secondary education and teaching from Salem State, a master's degree from Suffolk University and her doctorate from Nova Southeastern University, is a recognized authority in the field and will bring an overall expertise in public education to the board.
"Alyce Davis' long tenure in - and deep ties to - the educational communities in our region make her an ideal member of the university's board of trustees at this particular time," said SSU President Patricia Maguire Meservey. "As Salem State increases its level of involvement and collaboration with the Salem public schools, her wise counsel will prove of inestimable value."
Davis currently serves as a consultant to the Massachusetts Association of School Committees - where she is involved in developing curriculum documents for the District Governance Support Project in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (MASS) - as well as an adjunct professor in Salem State's School of Graduate Studies and Endicott College's Van Loan School of Graduate & Professional Studies.
A classroom teacher for 20 years before moving into administrative roles as principal and assistant superintendent, Davis' understanding of curriculum, instruction and assessment - and her leadership during the Salem school system's 2007-08 budget crisis - add yet another area of expertise to the university's multi-faceted board of trustees.
Active in the community and in her alma mater, Davis most recently served as vice president of the Salem State University Alumni Association. She is the community representative to the Salem School Building Committee, serves as a trustee of Salem Community Charter School and is on the board of directors for Children's Friends and Family Services and the Salem Academy Charter School.
Davis also volunteers as a docent at the Peabody Essex Museum, and is a 2010 Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International.