Meet the team – Wendy Davis – VP, Customer Experience

Wendy is a dynamic and knowledgeable leader with over 20 years’ experience driving sales and customer solutions education technology.  Throughout her career, she has engaged with hundreds of colleges and universities of all types and sizes across North America and globally.  With a flair for consulting and deep knowledge of key trends in higher education, she paved the way for institutions to provide productive, efficient learning environments through a broad portfolio of technology solutions.

Wanna know some fun facts about our team?

Our very own  Wendy Davis ( VP, Customer Experience ) answers our 10 questions :

Would you rather be the funniest or smartest person in the room?

I’d choose funny over smart any day. My good friends know that that my sarcasm and wit eclipse my intellect.

If you had to teach a class on one thing, what would you teach?

This is tough. I would teach a class for adults who want to understand the basics of government.  I’m always surprised to learn how many did not receive a good civics education, and as adults they are eager to learn how government works so they can participate.  My close second would be a class for those who want to learn how to do online genealogical research.

How would your friends describe you?

I hope that my friends would describe me as thoughtful, generous, and dependable.

What languages do you know how to speak?

English is my first language. I studied German for four years in high school and for one year in college.  I had a dream to be the Ambassador to Austria, but that hasn’t happened…yet. I also learned Croatian and Serbian a long time ago.  Many years ago when I first moved to Utah (and when my language skills were good), I was a translator for Bosnian defendants in the court systems.

What’s your favorite family tradition?

We opened one present on Christmas eve, and it was pajamas. The kids always had new pajamas to sleep in on Christmas Eve.

What’s the weirdest food you’ve ever eaten?

I’m not really adventurous when it comes to food choices. I typically take a hard pass on anything that sounds suspect.

What’s the first thing on your bucket list?

I’m so lucky! I check things off of my bucket list all of the time.  I want to take my husband back with me to see Croatia, Bosnia, and Serbia.  We had plans to go in March 2020, but the pandemic happened.  Next up, I’d like to go to either Yellowstone or the Grand Canyon.  I can drive to both but have never been.

If you could choose your age forever, what age would you choose and why?

Each age presents its own challenges and joys. I am okay with continuing to age (not that I have a choice!)  But if forced to pick, I’d pick my early 40s. And I’d go back and tell my 25-year-old self to contribute to my 401K, but after sharing that bit of advice, beam me right back!

If you could change places with anyone in the world, who would it be and why?

I wouldn’t trade places with anyone. I wouldn’t mind hanging out with Oprah for the day to learn from her, but I wouldn’t trade places with her.

What’s your favorite place you’ve ever visited?

For me places are connected with the experiences I had while there—the people I was with, the people I met along the way, the food I ate, the things i saw and learned. I’ve traveled to so many amazing places, but there are a
few places where I felt like it was home. Italy stole my heart and made me
feel more connected to my Italian roots. I adore the English countryside.
San Diego lifts my spirits. But mostly, I love the beauty of Utah which is why
we choose to live here. Give me a mountain trail or a red rock canyon any
day of the week.

By : Sarah Al-Qersh

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