Sam Davis, Former Trustee, Passes Away


Sam Davis

Samuel Davis, former member of the Riverside Community College District Board of Trustees, passed away on January 25. Davis served on the Board from 2011 to 2014 representing Area 5, which includes the City of Moreno Valley.

“Our prayers and sympathies are with the Davis family and friends,” Tracey Vackar, RCCD Board of Trustees president, said.

Davis was elected to the Board in 2010, serving one term and held the position of Board Secretary in 2012 and 2013. He represented the residents of Moreno Valley and was a Trustee who worked on the passage of Measure C, the District’s bond campaign. 

“Trustee Davis will be missed and will be remembered for his commitment of serving the underserved,” Chancellor Wolde-Ab Isaac said.

Davis earned a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Biology from Texas Southern University, a master’s degree in Education from Cal State Dominguez Hills as well as a master’s degree in Public Health. A Veteran, Davis was heavily involved in the community, volunteering at his church and serving on the Riverside County Advisory Committee on Substance Abuse. 

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 31 at 11 am at Mt. Rubidoux Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 5320 Victoria Avenue in Riverside. Davis will be interned following the memorial service at the Riverside National Cemetery. Davis’ family extends an open invitation to those who knew and worked with him to attend the services.