Devin J. Davis, a rising sophomore at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU), has been appointed by Gov. Beverly Perdue to a three-year term on the Governor’s Crime Commission.
The Commission serves as the chief advisory body to the governor and the secretary of the Department of Public Safety on crime and justice issues. Davis will serve on the Commission’s Juvenile Justice Committee along with judges, senior law enforcement officers, Secretary Al Delia from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services and Dr. June Atkinson, State Superintendent of Public Schools.
“I have a strong desire to create the positive change I believe we need in the world today,” Davis said. “I hope that by being a member of the Governor’s Crime Commission that I can bring a common man’s voice and a young man’s perspective to how we can reduce the juvenile crime rate.”
Since entering WSSU, Davis has been involved with the Student Government Association and served as a student representative on the Dining Hall Development and the Tuition and Fees Committees. He is an active member of Black Men for Change on campus and has served as master of ceremonies for university events. Davis serves as a social media specialist with WSSU’s Office of Marketing and Communications and also works as a sales lead with Foot Action, USA in Greensboro.
Davis is the son of Derrick and Keisha Davis of Reidsville and the grandson of the late Hertford County Commissioner DuPont Davis and Earline Davis of Ahoskie. He is a 2011 graduate of Northeast Guilford High School where he was honored as a member of the school’s football team and is a member of the East White Oak Baptist Church in Greensboro. Davis’ twin sister, Dasha, is also a student at WSSU.