Robin Davis, 2013
- Criminal Justice Coordinator, Faculty, Associate Professor
- DSC employee since October 2007
Degrees and schools where awarded: Master's in Supervision and Leadership, Webster University; Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice/Allied Legal, University of Central Florida; Associate of Science in Police Administration and Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice, Brevard Community College.
Career/Professional honors: DSC tenured faculty; recipient of state of Florida Davis Productivity Award from Florida Tax Watch; achieved perfect financial and record keeping audits from the State of Florida for DSC- SES during the last four-year cycle; recipient team member of 1st DSC Victory Flag for perfect audit; recipient team member of DSC Campus Safety Recognition Award; served on DSC Planning Council 2009-2011; appointed to FDLE Statewide Instructor Conference 2008, 2010-2011; recipient of 2013 Presidential Sterling Award for Teaching Excellence.
Outside interests: Holding my granddaughter, boating, two chocolate Labradors, community events, gardening and going to craft shows.
What did you do prior to joining Daytona State College? I was the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission's Field Representative in the Orlando Region for 14 years. Prior to that, I worked as an instructor and coordinator at the Lively Criminal Justice Academy in Tallahassee for five years. While I was there, I worked part-time as a wildlife officer lieutenant for Fish and Wildlife Commission and, prior to that, I was a police sergeant with the Titusville Police Department. I started my police career over 33 years ago, working the midnight shift at a smaller agency.
What professional projects are you working on right now? The credentials recertification process for 41 School of Emergency Services police and corrections instructors who must maintain their licenses to teach lecture or skills topics in our programs. I also am hosting an open house in March to showcase the SES move to the ATC.
What has been the most rewarding thing about your Daytona State College experience? I absolutely love all the people I meet here; they are such dedicated professionals and willing to help students and others in any way they can. I believe people get placed in my path for a reason, and me in theirs, so I try to learn from that every day.
What is one goal you still hope to achieve in your career? I hope I never stop learning.
In life? To catch a Tarpon.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten? My Dad always taught us, "Think with your head, and act with your heart."
One thing people are surprised to find out about me is: I am the first lady of Melbourne Beach; my husband is the mayor. Also, I was raised my whole life on a farm in upstate New York.
Last book read: "Turn the Ship Around" by Capt. L. David Marquet
If they could bottle your personality what would the label read? Extremely lucky, tenacious and loves a good belly laugh.
If you could have a dinner party and invite any four people, dead or alive, the guest list would be: Ronald Reagan, Princess Diana, Dr. Charles Stanley, my son Adam.
The Daytona State of Mind to me isstudents who value their educational experience, and employees who do everything possible to make it great.