The Minnesota Department of Human Services provides Minnesotans with a variety of services intended to help people live as independently as possible.
The Minnesota Department of Human Services is an organization of individuals with a commitment to bettering the lives of Minnesotans. While DHS employees perform different jobs and duties, such as research-analyses, direct caregiving, program administration, fraud prevention, licensing oversight, plant management and human resources, we share a belief that when Minnesotans help other Minnesotans, we create a brighter future for all of us.
Meet one of our employees:
Marvin Davis, Children and Family Services program supervisor for the Child Safety and Permanency Division, was recently awarded the 2013 University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development Alumni Society’s Award of Excellence, in recognition of his service in the field of child welfare and outstanding leadership within the Minnesota Department of Human Services.
“For over 40 years, the Alumni Society has recognized distinguished alumni such as Marvin, who demonstrate what can be achieved through learning, leadership and passion,” said John Ruzek, director of Alumni Relations at the College of Education and Human Development. “The Award of Excellence specifically honors alumni who have demonstrated outstanding achievement and leadership in their profession, served as mentors to others in their field and have shown exceptional volunteerism.”
Davis holds a bachelor’s in Sociology with a minor in African American Studies, and a master’s in Social Work, all from the University of Minnesota.
The College of Education and Human Development is the third largest college within the university and is a “world leader in discovering, creating, sharing and applying principles and practices of multiculturalism and multidisciplinary scholarship to advance teaching and learning,” according to the college’s website.