STLCC Announces New Leadership for Campus Presidents

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Julie Fickas and Feleccia Moore-Davis

St. Louis Community College and the Board of Trustees selected two individuals to serve in key leadership roles. 

Julie Fickas, Ed.D., will serve as campus president and chief academic officer at STLCC-Forest Park. 

Feleccia Moore-Davis, Ph.D., will serve as campus president and chief academic officer at STLCC-Meramec.

Julie Fickas
Fickas has worked for St. Louis Community College since 1990. She started her career as an adjunct faculty member, teaching biology at STLCC-Florissant Valley. She became a full-time faculty member in 2009. As campus president and chief academic officer at STLCC-Forest Park, she will be responsible for implementing the College’s academic plan and leading daily operations of the campus. Fickas has served as interim campus president and chief academic officer at Forest Park since July 2018. 

Her career at STLCC includes serving 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 on various committees and task forces, and is a co-principal investigator for a National Science Foundation grant in collaboration with Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville involving flipped teaching in STEM. The three-year grant is worth $598,000.

Fickas earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from SIUE and a doctorate of education in interdisciplinary leadership from Creighton University. 

Fickas’ role is effective July 1.

Feleccia Moore-Davis
Moore-Davis has more than 20 years of experience in higher education, from teaching to administrative roles, within community colleges. 

As campus president and chief academic officer at STLCC-Meramec, she will be responsible for implementing the College’s academic plan and leading daily operations of the campus. She is filling a role held by Carol Lupardus, Ph.D., who will become campus president and chief academic officer at STLCC-Wildwood. 

Most recently, 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 Lone Star College-CyFair in Houston in roles as dean and vice president for instruction, serving more than 20,000 students. 

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. 

Her professional service includes the American Association of Community College Commission on Institutional Infrastructure and Transformation, Capitol Center Youth Services and American Council of Education of Women’s Network. 

Moore-Davis’ new role with STLCC is effective Aug. 1.

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