Shauna Davis

Shauna Davis is the Executive Director of Holistic Student Supports at Achieving the Dream, Inc. In this role, Shauna is responsible for leading and designing ATD’s strategy, thought leadership, and services for redesigning advising and student supports. Shauna manages the Holistic Student Supports Team, who develop and deliver customized coaching, tools, and resources to support colleges in their pursuit of transformative institutional change.

Prior to joining ATD, Shauna was the Executive Director of the Virginia Community College System Student Success Center and Office of Professional Development, providing technical assistance and strategic support for Virginia’s Community Colleges, a system of 23 colleges with 40 campus locations. While at the VCCS, Shauna worked collaboratively with colleges to scale guided pathways reforms, understand loss and momentum points, implement technology, support change leadership, and evaluate advising and business processes to improve operations and remove systemic barriers to student success.

Shauna’s experience in the Virginia Community College System includes serving as the Director of Student Services for the Extended Learning Institute at Northern Virginia Community College, and as Assistant Vice President of Workforce Development for the Community College Workforce Alliance, a partnership of John Tyler and J. Sargeant Reynolds Community Colleges.

Shauna’s career also includes professional experience within four-year education, healthcare, and financial services. Her experiences in roles encompassing educational administration, student services, marketing, business development, workforce development, program management, training, and community relations, provide her with a breadth of knowledge, an appreciation for practical and creative solutions, and an ability to translate big picture thinking into actionable strategies.

Shauna holds an M.S. in Career and Technical Education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and an M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University. She also holds a B.A. in Broadcasting, Telecommunications, and Mass Media from Temple University.

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