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Admiral Philip Davidson Named Culver-Stocton Konneker Leader in Residence

CANTON, Mo.- Culver-Stockton College (C-SC), a private liberal arts college offering 80 major and minor tracks, announced today Admiral Philip Davidson as the Konneker Leaderin Residence for the spring 2024 semester.

As the Konneker Leader in Residence, Davidson will speak to community members on Tuesday, March 12, at 6:00 p.m. in Meaders Hall, in the Gladys Crown Center on the C-SC campus. Wednesday, March 13, will be a full day of speaking engagements and a luncheon with C-SC students for Davidson. He has titled his presentations as “On Leadership.”

Davidson is a retired four-star admiral in the United States Navy. For three years, he served as the 25th commander of the United States Indo-Pacific Command. Additionally, he served as the commander of the United States Fleet Forces Command and United States Naval Forces Northern Command. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Davidson chose the United States Naval Academy for his post-high school education. Davidson officially retired in 2021.


“We are honored to welcome Admiral Davidson to “the Hill” to share his experiences in leadership, perseverance, and service.” President Lauren B. Schellenberger said. “We look forward to the Admiral’s lessons of character and strength for our students of promise.”


The Wilfred and Ann Lee Konneker Leaders in Residence program was established at Culver-Stockton College in 2013 with the framework to provide a supportive and value-based learning environment where students can acquire knowledge and skills to work with and through others to accomplish mutual goals. The Leader in Residence is annually selected by a committee and asked to share their leadership principles with the C-SC community.

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