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David M. Deggs, Ph.D.

Director, Higher Education Programs
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Favorite quote
“Vulnerability is our most accurate measurement of courage.”
— Brené Brown
Favorite Aspect of CFT
"I enjoy working with our network of professionals across Texas who are dedicated to creating new and more equitable career and college success opportunities for all Texans."
Joined CFT

As the director of higher education programs for Educate Texas, David works with the Workforce Education Community College Apprenticeship Network (WE CAN TX) and other higher-ed initiatives to advance college completion and workforce alignment.

Prior to joining CFT, David spent more than two decades in higher and adult education at the local, state and national levels. He has held administrative and faculty positions at Kennesaw State University, Northwestern State University of Louisiana, the Louisiana Department of Education, University of Arkansas, GED Testing Service and Southern Methodist University.

David holds a bachelor’s degree in social sciences and a Master of Education in adult and continuing education from Northwestern State University of Louisiana. He holds a Ph.D. in adult and human resource education from Louisiana State University. David is a proud first-generation, four-year college graduate.

David’s Favorites
College and career success for first-generation students
Local Restaurant
Gemma, Sachet
Place to take out-of-towners
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

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