Jackie Davis

Jackie Davis Dean of Admissions


Tyndall, South Dakota

Bon Homme High School; Dakota Wesleyan University, bachelor’s degree in biology; University of South Dakota, master’s degree in speech communication with organizational communication emphasis

My favorite athlete and musician
I’m married to a New York Yankees fan, so Derek Jeter has been a favorite of mine. I’ve got two teenage daughters, so a lot of Taylor Swift is played in our home, but my favorite band is currently Rend Collective.

Favorite thing about Northwestern
Having students in our home for meals and having our girls exposed to really cool Christian college students.

Favorite thing to do on campus
I love it when students who went on a Spring Service Partnerships trip with me stop me on the sidewalk or in the cafeteria and say “Hey, can we have coffee or lunch?”

My college search advice
I would encourage students to pray for God’s leading in where he’d like them to spend their college years and for them to continually ask themselves, “Can I see myself here?”