St. Louis Community College Appoints Women to Lead Two Campuses

The board of trustees of St. Louis Community College in Missouri has appointed women to lead two of the college’s campuses. System-wide, the college enrolls nearly 19,000 students, Women make up 60 percent of the student body.

Julie Fickas was appointed president and chief academic officer at the Forest Park campus. She started her career at the college in 1990 as an adjunct faculty member, teaching biology at the Florissant Valley campus. Dr. Fickas became a full-time faculty member in 2009. While at the community college, she has served as biology department chair at Florissant Valley; interim dean of science, math and health at Meramec, interim dean of business and communications at Meramec, and dean of science, technology, engineering, math and business at Forest Park. She has served as interim campus president and chief academic officer at Forest Park since July 2018. Dr. Fickas earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She earned an educational doctorate in interdisciplinary leadership from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.

Feleccia Moore-Davis was appointed president and chief academic officer at the Meramec campus of St. Louis Community College. Most recently, Dr. Moore-Davis served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Tallahassee Community College in Florida. Her career includes teaching psychology and serving as department chair. She previously worked at CyFair campus of Lone Star College in Houston as dean and vice president for instruction. Dr. Moore-Davis earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Xavier University in New Orleans, a master’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology from Texas A&M University, and a doctorate in organizational leadership from Regent University.

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