Ward IV: Cheryl Carpenter-Davis
Councilmember Cheryl Carpenter-Davis was elected to the Mission City Council in November of 2023 and currently serves as a committee member on the Mission Family Adoption Program. Her previous involvement in community service includes representing the City of Mission on the Johnson County Drug and Alcohol Council, board of directors for Family Conservancy, and the board of directors for the Independence Chamber of Commerce.
She received her Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2005. She began her teaching career in physical therapy education in 1991 at the Metropolitan Community College— Penn Valley Campus and in 1995 at the University of Kansas — Medical Center campus. While at Metropolitan Community College system, she held many different positions including tenured Faculty, Associate Dean, and Dean of Instruction.
She served as the Vice President of Academic Affairs & Chief Academic Officer for Cleveland University— Kansas City, retiring in 2022. She was responsible for the oversight of undergraduate and graduate degrees, in addition to accreditation for all programs. She currently serves as a Board of Trustees member for Columbia Southern University in Orange Beach, Alabama and as a team leader and peer reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission, and peer reviewer on the Council on Chiropractic Education. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, traveling, and bird-watching with her husband.