WESTMINSTER, MD – April 5th, 2021 – The Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory (MAGIC) is pleased to announce that Dr. DaVida Anderson, Ph.D., Director of Student Care, and Integrity at Carroll Community College, has joined their Board of Directors.
“Dr. Anderson has all of the expertise that MAGIC needs to improve our ability to serve the Westminster community,” said Graham Dodge, MAGIC’s Executive Director. “Her role at Carroll will help MAGIC with development and outreach for our educational programs, and as a member of the Transit Advisory Council, she’ll be able to help MAGIC in our efforts in transportation equity.”
Initially graduating from Purdue University, Dr. Anderson has also received two advanced degrees in Higher Education from Loyola University in Chicago and the University of Iowa. She also earned a Certification in Mediation from Northwestern University in Illinois and did a graduate internship at Northwestern University in Illinois. Over the years, she has honed her skills as a higher education professional, working for York College of Pennsylvania and with her alma maters Loyola University and the University of Iowa. Last year, Dr. Anderson came to Maryland to join Carroll Community College. In her role as Director of Student Care and Integrity, she serves as the Chair of the Behavior Intervention Team, in which she provides a personal and customized response towards addressing student needs. She also oversees the College’s conduct system and serves on the COVID-19 Leadership Response Team.
Dr. Anderson is the founder and Executive Director of Strong Sister, Silly Sister, a non-profit organization offering networking opportunities for first-year college and university young ladies to achieve success by choosing the right life brand, being their best self, and impacting others to do the same. As a motivational speaker, Dr. Anderson’s for-profit, DaVida L. Anderson LLC, presentations inspire intentional behaviors. With her professional experience, in combination with her position on the Carroll County Transit Advisory Council, she has demonstrated a strong commitment to her community and its residents.
“The work that MAGIC is doing helps motivate the community to integrate cutting-edge innovation and education. Working together as a community, we have an opportunity to create a positive collective influence through the community,” said Dr. Anderson. “I look forward to representing Carroll Community College on MAGIC’s Board of Directors and contributing to the Westminster community.”
MAGIC (the Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization headquartered in Westminster, MD. MAGIC’s mission is to build a tech ecosystem that creates and nurtures talent, entrepreneurship, and tech businesses, elevating the Westminster gigabit community to lead the Mid-Atlantic region. The City of Westminster provides key financial support to MAGIC. For additional information about MAGIC, visit http://www.magicinc.org/.