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Eastern Kentucky University Names New Fire & EMS Chair

Nancye Davis

Eastern Kentucky University announced today that Nancye Davis has been selected to be the chair for the Fire Protection & Safety Engineering Technology and Department of Paramedicine Sciences.  Davis will assume the role beginning with the start of the 2015 Spring Semester. This position is selected by the members of the faculty of those two departments.  Davis was given a unanimous vote of confidence from those faculty members in making her selection. 

Davis, a registered nurse, has been the program co-coordinator of the Emergency Medical Care Program at EKU for 14 years and has been a member of the EKU faculty for 22 years.  She began her medical career in Corbin Kentucky and has worked in multiple capacities within the health care and public safety arena.  When asked why she would be interested in taking on this new role, Davis stated, “I am humbled, anxious, and excited to begin this journey.  I look forward to working with faculty who are leaders in the emergency response field and in being a small part in shaping the lives of future leaders in fire and EMS.  The changing context of higher education sets the stage for challenging roles of administration and management.  As a department chair, I look forward to being an advocate for faculty, staff, and students, while finding a common ground in the implementation of college and university policies and directives.  My hope is that during my term as the Chair of the Department of Fire Protection and Paramedicine Sciences, I can develop a positive working synergy for all programs in the department”. 

The EKU Fire Administration degree program is one of only a few programs in the country dedicated to the fire science field.  This program is designed to provide you with a background in fire science, prevention, protection principles, as well as the administrative knowledge you’ll need to be a leader in the profession. 

The EKU Emergency Medical Care Program is the first accredited Paramedic program in Kentucky and the second one in the nation. Each of our faculty members has a great deal of experience in EMS and other areas of healthcare. We offer well established Associate of Science & Bachelor of Science degrees in Emergency Medical Care.

More information regarding the Fire Protection or the Paramedicine programs can be viewed at http://ssem.eku.edu/ or by contacting the department at 859.622.1009.  

Published on October 28, 2014

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