Dr. Davida Haywood (Panelist)
Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
Davida Loren Haywood., PhD serves as the Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Alabama State University. In this capacity, she reports directly to the President and offers executive and administrative guidance to fifteen area units, including: Admissions and Recruitment, Academic Advising, Academic Labs, Counseling Services, Career Services, Disability Services, Diversity and International Affairs, Financial Aid, Health Services, Housing and Residence Life, Judicial Affairs, Student Life, Records and Registration, Retention and Veterans and Military Affairs.
Dr. Haywood earned a B.S. in Business Administration (summa cum laude) from Johnson C. Smith University; and, an M.A. in Higher Education and Student Affairs and a Ph.D. in Educational Administration and Higher Education from The Ohio State University. She has nearly twenty years of administrative experience in the areas of Student Recruitment and Admissions; Student Activities; Multicultural Affairs; and, Student Affairs. In addition, she has taught undergraduate and graduate courses on leadership and service-learning, diversity and case studies in higher education. Her research interests, papers and presentations often focus on women of color and their participation in higher education; organizational, administrative and executive leadership; critical race feminism; racial and gender identity development; and, service-learning.
During the summer of 2016, she was selected as a Program Fellow by the Higher Education Leadership Foundation. Similarly, she received certificates in Leadership and Advocacy (Advancing to the Presidency-American Council on Education) and Executive Leadership (On the Road to the Presidency-Hampton University), during the fall of 2017. Dr. Haywood recently participated in the inaugural cohort of the Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Aspiring Leaders program sponsored by the Pennsylvania Center for Minority Serving Institutions.
Davida is the proud mother of two, very energetic sons: Kenneth, Jr. and Kole.