MSA proudly announces the appointment of Br. Tyrone A. Davis, C.FC., J.D., of the Congregation of Christian Brothers as a commissioner.
Davis serves as Executive Director of the Cultural Diversity Apostolate —Office of Black Ministry for the Archdiocese of New York. He is one of 11 new commissioners.
“Middle States commissioners serve an important role in helping to improve the quality of education in the United States and around the world,” said MSA-CESS Interim President Henry Cram, Ed.D. “We are grateful to Brother Davis for his commitment to Middle States and for volunteering his expertise to helping schools grow and improve through accreditation.”
As a religious brother, Davis has held teaching and administrative positions in various high schools conducted by the Christian Brothers in New York and New Jersey.
Davis, who once served as an assistant district attorney in Brooklyn, earned his law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law. He attended Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, where he earned his undergraduate degree in elementary education and speech. He also studied secondary educational administration at Jersey City State College.
“While I presently serve as a pastoral minister I am still a teacher at heart, and I am honored to join Middle States,” said Davis, who lives in Manhattan. “I firmly believe in the power of education and the responsibility and privilege that we all have to share with others what we have seen and heard in the various classrooms of the world.”
Davis also serves as Director of the Pierre Toussaint Guild for the promotion of the Cause of Venerable Pierre Toussaint and the Pierre Toussaint Scholars Program for college student-leaders of diverse cultural backgrounds from throughout the Archdiocese. The scholarship program was established in honor of Pierre Toussaint who in the early 1800’s was instrumental in providing educational opportunities for Black youth in New York City.
Middle States commissioners meet twice annually to review accreditation recommendations and the organization’s finances, policies and strategic plan.