Schreiner University Announces Spring Graduation Speaker

Kerrville Native, Tivy and Schreiner Grad – Carl Davis

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Kerrville Native, Tivy and Schreiner Grad – Carl Davis

Kerrville, TX – Schreiner University will hold its Spring 2022 Commencement Ceremony on Fri, May 6, at 7 p.m. on the lawn of the Cailloux Campus Activity Center at Schreiner University. Mr. Carl Davis will be the commencement speaker. The ceremony will be broadcast live over the Internet at schreiner.edu/graduation.

Davis is a retired Boeing executive with over 17 years of experience in flight training and more than 12 years of experience in flight training management. A native of Kerrville, Davis graduated from Tivy High School, where he played football and ran track – going to the state finals in 1984 and 1985. He earned his private pilot’s license at Schreiner Field in 1984, received a Bachelor of General Studies from Schreiner University in May of 1991 and attained a Master of Science in Leadership from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in 2018.

As the Global Air Crew Operations Director for Boeing, Davis was the Executive Leader of Flight Technical and Safety pilots, on-airplane Instructor Pilots, Cabin Safety Instructors, Electronic Checklist Writers and Global Engagement Pilots. He managed on-aircraft Entry-Into-Service (EIS) support for customers worldwide on all in-production aircraft, team support accident investigations, safety audits, production test flights, delivery and ferry flights and Fleet Support Teams. In addition, Davis was instrumental in implementing new Global Engagement Pilot Teams on multiple worldwide bases.

His experience includes flight and simulator training, Cabin Safety Training operations knowledge, General Aviation, Corporate, Airline and OEM flight operations, and knowledge and experience in accreditation college and university flight training programs. He was a member of an advisory panel to the European Union Aviation Safety Agency on flight training and an architect and leader of Boeing’s new training and safety pilot team. As a Cultural Diversity, Equity and Inclusion advocate and teacher, Davis has presented at the Boeing Diversity Summit. In addition, he has been a speaker at multiple events on the forecast pilot demand and the pilot supply challenges.

As a pilot for Delta, Davis flew an airplane out of New York on the morning of September 11, 2001. He has piloted the B-737, B-747-400, B-757, B-767, B-777 and B-787. In his spare time, Davis is an avid sports fan who also enjoys reading, gaming, and – having been around the world multiple times – traveling.

For more information about the baccalaureate and commencement programs, contact Darlene Bannister, Registrar, at bannistr@schreiner.edu, phone 830-792-7356 or go to schreiner.edu/graduation.

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