• The Chidsey Center for Leadership Development is located in Philanthropic Hall.

About Chidsey

The Chidsey Center for Leadership Development is named in honor of John and Lisa Chidsey, both Davidson alumni from the class of 1983. John is a college trustee, executive chairman of Red Book Connect, and former CEO of Burger King Corporation. The Chidseys contributed a major gift to Davidson that launched a campus-wide study of student leadership development. With funding from the Chidseys and support from the Duke Endowment, the Center opened in 2007.

Our Staff

Cayce Blackley

Cayce Blackley
Assistant Director, Chidsey Center for Leadership Development

I have an Master of Arts in College Student Development and a Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders, both from Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. As the Assistant Director, I oversee all leadership programming that the Chidsey Center hosts as well as all collaborative efforts between faculty, staff, students, and departments. My functional area professional experiences include Leadership Development, First Year Experience, Student Activities, and Fraternity and Sorority Life. Prior to arriving at Davidson in September 2013, I served as a Program Coordinator at Saint Louis University. I have published and presented research on the topic of male student engagement on college campuses. I thoroughly enjoy working with college students, building relationships and helping them succeed, all while facilitating holistic student growth and development. I am also an active member of the National Association of Student Personnel Administration (NASPA).

color photo of Amber MacIntyre

Amber MacIntyre
Program Coordinator, Chidsey Center for Leadership Development

I have an Master of Arts in Counseling College Student Personnel from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from North Carolina State University. I have worked in administrative services and support for nonprofit organizations, private and public higher education institutions, and state and local government agencies.  I support the Chidsey Center's programs in myriad ways, including daily operations, event planning, publicity/marketing, outreach, social media, and budgeting. My functional area professional experiences include career development and services; experiential learning (internships and cooperative education); employer relations and development; First Year Experience; training and development; and customer service.