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Former High-Ranking FBI Agent Will Be RMU’s First President’s Leadership Fellow

Thursday, September 8, 2016

davisPittsburgh – A former top-ranked FBI agent who also played football in the NFL will be the inaugural President’s Leadership Fellow at Robert Morris University in Moon Township from Sept. 12-15.

Christopher Davis began his 23-year tenure in the FBI following a career playing professional football, including for the New England Patriots and New York Giants. He retired in 2013 as one of seven senior executive FBI inspectors, one of the agency’s highest rank, charged with leading compliance and performance audits of all FBI domestic and international operations. 

Davis’s schedule while at RMU includes:

  • A talk at 6 p.m. Sept. 12 to students in a cyber law course taught by Karen Paullet, associate professor of computer and information systems. The class takes places in Hale Center 307.
  • An all-campus lecture at 4 p.m. Sept. 13 in the Wheatley Center atrium.
  • A talk at 6 p.m. Sept. 14 to students in Paullet’s mobile forensics course in Hale Center 304.

Davis will complete his RMU fellowship later in the academic year when he returns to Pittsburgh to speak to students in RMU’s doctoral program in information systems and communications.

The RMU President’s Leadership Fellows Program brings to campus leading experts from industry, government, the military, and other sectors to spend up to two weeks speaking to RMU students and faculty. Davis’s selection as the first President’s Leadership Fellow reflects RMU’s growing programs in cyber security and criminal justice.

“It will be a privilege for the RMU community to learn from one of the nation’s most accomplished leaders in security and criminal justice, not to mention an enterprising business owner. I can hardly think of a more exemplary role model for our students,” said RMU President Chris Howard, who initiated the Leadership Fellows Program.

Davis was an FBI sector commander during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, and he directed security for the FBI at Super Bowl XLIII, the 2008 World Series and NBA Finals, and the 2012 Republican National Convention. He also served for four years as assistant legal attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Canada. Today he is the co-owner and vice president of SEQURUS, an Orlando-based strategic security consulting firm. 

“I am very excited about my visit to RMU and am eager to speak to its students,” said Davis.

Through 49 undergraduate and 35 graduate degree programs across five academic schools, Robert Morris University (RMU) in Pittsburgh, Pa., works to change its students' lives so that they can go out and change the lives of others for the better. More than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate, nontraditional and online students from 45 states and 41 nations are enrolled at RMU, which sits on 230 scenic acres just 20 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh. Emphasizing experiential learning, Robert Morris focuses on professional development, service learning, global awareness, undergraduate research, campus leadership, and cultural experiences, all of which are documented on our innovative Student Engagement Transcript. More than 100 clubs and organizations help students to develop leadership skills, network professionally, and meet friends. RMU also has 16 NCAA Division I athletic programs, including football, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s ice hockey, and men's and women's lacrosse.