Tennessee College of Applied Technology Jackson appoints Patrick Davis Sr. as VP of its campus at BlueOval City
Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) Jackson has appointed Dr. Patrick Davis Sr. vice president of the college’s campus at now under construction at BlueOval City.
“As vice president, Dr. Davis is responsible for administering the campus’s training center for Ford’s electric vehicle assembly plant and the BOSK battery facility, promoting TCAT Jackson’s economic and workforce development initiatives for the region, and fostering business and industry relationships,” TCAT Jackson President Heath McMillian said. “Dr. Davis believes in developing the whole student through higher education, leading to transforming lives and enriching communities.”
Construction of the new technical college campus is expected to be completed by summer 2024. It will be the primary training center for Ford, BOSK, and many of the suppliers who are expected to locate nearby, as well as existing industries throughout the area. TCAT Jackson and Tennessee Board of Regents staff are working closely with Ford and BOSK to develop curriculums and training programs that meet the company’s needs.
Davis, a native of Jackson, has more than 20 years experience in higher education. Before his new role at TCAT Jackson, he served as vice president of operations at TCAT Dickson. He started his higher education career at Dyersburg State Community College as a multimedia and curriculum design specialist, and later served as dean of academic support at Jackson State Community College. He previously held leadership positions in the private sector as a contract document management account representative for a global logistics company and a business application trainer for a business-to-business services company.
Davis earned his Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from East Tennessee State University. He holds two master’s degrees from the University of Phoenix, in Instruction and Curriculum Design and Business Administration – Technology Management. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee at Martin and an Associate of Sciences degree from Jackson State Community College.
Dr. Davis is married to Shannon Davis, principal of Alexander Elementary School in Jackson. They have two children: Imani, lead investigative reporter and multimedia journalist for WMC Action News 5 in Memphis, and Patrick Jr., a senior at the University of Tennessee at Martin.
The College System of Tennessee is the state’s largest public higher education system, with 13 community colleges, 24 colleges of applied technology and the online TN eCampus serving approximately 140,000 students. The system is governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents.