Nomination of Lawrence F. Davenport To Be an Associate Director of ACTION
The President today announced his intention to nominate Lawrence F. Davenport to be Associate Director of the ACTION agency (Domestic and Anti-Poverty Operations).
Since 1979 Dr. Davenport has been provost of the San Diego Community College District. In that position he served as the chief academic officer of the second largest district in the State of California and the third largest district in the United States. In 1974-79 he was president of the San Diego Community College Educational Cultural Complex. Dr. Davenport served as vice president for development of Tuskegee Institute in 1972-74. In 1969-72 he was director of special projects at the University of Michigan (Flint) and in 1972 was assistant dean for special projects. In 1968-69 he was assistant director of student activities at Lansing Community College in Michigan.
In 1970 he was appointed by President Nixon to serve on the National Advisory Council on Vocational Education and in 1971 was appointed Chairman. In 1972 Dr. Davenport was appointed by the Secretary of Labor to the National Manpower Advisory Council. He was appointed by President Nixon to the National Advisory Council on Equality of Educational Opportunity in 1973.
Dr. Davenport was graduated from Michigan State University (B.A., 1968) and Farleigh Dickinson (Ph.D., 1975). He resides in Spring Valley, Calif. He was born on October 13, 1944.
Ronald Reagan, Nomination of Lawrence F. Davenport To Be an Associate Director of ACTION Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/246973