Shauna Davis

Shauna Davis

Strategy Director, Lumina Foundation


Shauna Davis is the strategy director for community college participation for Lumina Foundation, an independent, private foundation in Indianapolis that is committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all. Davis leads a portfolio of work designed to increase enrollment and re-enrollment in AA degree and short-term credential programs.

Prior to joining Lumina, previous roles included serving as executive director of programs at Achieving the Dream; executive director of the Student Success Center and Office of Professional Development for the Virginia Community College System; director of student services at the Extended Learning Institute (now NOVA Online) for Northern Virginia Community College; and assistant vice-president for Workforce Development for the Community College Workforce Alliance.

Davis was one of 35 women recognized by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education March 2020 edition for making a positive difference in education. She is passionate about helping students and colleges find practical solutions to improve success. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Temple University, a master’s in career and technical education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and a master’s in rehabilitation counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University.