Sue Davis Educator (ret.), Deterding Elementary School (BS '72)
Sue Davis a long-time supporter of the School of Education. She
received her B.S. in Child Development from UC Davis in ’72,
Teaching Credential in ’73, and her Master’s Degree from
California State Sacramento in ’81. She was a classroom
teacher for 37 years, retiring from Deterding Elementary School
in Carmichael in 2010.
Sue is a lifetime member of the Cal Aggie Alumni Association and
was a founding member of the School’s Alumni Council, on which
she served for many years. In 2007, she was the alumni speaker at
the School’s graduation ceremony. She currently serves as
workshop chair on the Watercolor Artists of Sacramento Horizons
(WASH) board, docents at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center, and
teaches a living history program at Rhoads School.
Her husband, Rodney Davis, is also a UC Davis alumnus. He is a
past president of Cal Aggie Alumni Association and a former
Alumni Regent of UC. Sue and Rod were the first members of the
School of Education’s Dean’s Leadership Circle, which honors
alumni and friends who lead by example with their gifts to the
School. They also support many causes across UC Davis and are
members of honorific giving clubs including the Davis
Chancellor’s Club, Letters & Science Young Society, and the UC
Davis Leadership Giving Society.