Tim Saintsing ’98 (Tim)

Brooklyn, NY, and Hillsborough, NC


Co-President of Relay Lab Schools (until June 30); Executive Director of KIPP Charlotte & KIPP Eastern North Carolina (starting July 1)


  • B.A. (Political Science) Davidson, 1998
  • Masters, Public Policy, 2002 Duke University's Sanford School of Public Policy

At Davidson

President of Senior Class, Student Government Association, Admission Counselor after graduation, Senior Admission Fellow, Review Board, Student Conduct Council, Summer Tour Guide, Italy Study Abroad Program

Alumni Activities

Commission on Race and Slavery, Co-Leader of Davidson LGBTQ+ Alumni Network (DLAN), Board of Visitors Member, 20th Reunion Co-Chair, 15th Reunion Committee Member, 5th Reunion Committee Member, Alumni Association Board Decade Representative

Other Activities

Pahara-Aspen Institute Fellow

Personal Statement

I am enthusiastic for this opportunity to serve Davidson!

I have always prioritized my service to Davidson because I am inspired by the College’s mission of assisting students in developing humane instincts and disciplined and creative minds for leadership and service.

Since graduation, I have dedicated my life’s work to creating exceptional public schools for low-income kids and training programs for their principals and teachers. Inclusion and access to opportunity have been the driving forces behind my work in public policy, higher education, and educational advocacy.

As a national leader in higher education, Davidson has a responsibility to continue expanding access to opportunity for all people and accelerating progress throughout the state, South, and nation.

Today’s global health crisis will likely redefine higher education and many of the things we love most about Davidson. To help position the College for those changes, I would be excited to contribute to the Board my experience in building innovative educational programs, forging public-private partnerships across the country, and creating blended learning modalities to prepare kids for a rapidly changing world.

It would be an honor to ensure that many future generations of Wildcats benefit from this institution as much as I have.