Meet Lindsay Davis

Dr. Lindsay Ray Davis looks forward to serving as the 104th President of the Junior League of Dallas in 2025 – 2026. Dr. Davis prides herself on the contributions she has made to the lives of others, both professionally and through the League.  

During her tenure in the Junior League of Dallas, she has been privileged to serve as the League’s Community Vice President on the Centennial Board and Chair of the Research and Development Committee, among other leadership roles. As the inaugural Chair of the Mayor’s Back to School Fair Committee, Dr. Davis and her team worked with the Dallas Mayor’s Office to provide students with school supplies, immunizations, eye exams, haircuts, and everything  needed to start the school year. The team also trained, deployed, and supervised over 500 volunteers from across the community on event day.  

Professionally, Dr. Davis serves as the Deputy Director of Leadership and Programming at the George W. Bush Institute, where she is responsible for alumni engagement across the organization. By working with alumni of the Presidential Leadership Scholars, Stand-To Veteran Leadership Program, Team 43, and Bush-Cheney Administration, she engages with leaders and changemakers daily. Dr. Davis has organized reunions and other programming, launched networking platforms, developed strategic engagement plans, and built relationships with her constituents while working across nearly every department within the Geroge W. Bush Presidential Center. She credits the Junior League with skills she has learned to be a leader among leaders in this position. 

Prior to joining the Bush Institute, Dr. Davis served as the Assistant Dean for Scholars Programs at Southern Methodist University, where she directed the Nancy Ann and Ray L. Hunt Leadership Program and the President’s Scholars Program. She oversaw recruitment and selection, curriculum development, and student engagement for the University’s two most prestigious scholarship programs. During her time at SMU, she earned an M.Ed. in Education Policy and Leadership, an Ed.D. in Higher Education, and an M Award, the highest recognition bestowed upon students, faculty, staff, and administrators on the SMU Campus.  

Dr. Davis is a member of the Partnership Auxiliary Board at Community Partners of Dallas, the Alliance Auxiliary Board at Genesis Women’s Shelter and Support, and a proud undergraduate alumna of Texas Christian University, where she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity. She is mom to daughter Elliott, who cannot wait to join the Junior League of Dallas in 2041.