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Schreiner University Celebrates Presidential Inauguration of Charlie McCormick, Ph.D. on Oct. 20 - 22

Schreiner University Inauguration

Schreiner University will install Dr. Charlie McCormick, Ph.D., as its sixth president during an inauguration ceremony starting at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 20, in the university’s Event Center.

McCormick became the sixth president of Schreiner University on Jan. 1, 2017. He came to Schreiner in 2009 as provost and vice president for academic affairs. Prior to that he served Cabrini College in Pennsylvania as dean of academic affairs. A native of Snyder, Texas, McCormick holds a Ph.D. in folklore and folklife from the University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in anthropology from Texas A&M University, and a bachelor’s degree in english from Abilene Christian University.

President McCormick  

 In addition to McCormick’s installation, inauguration weekend will feature events highlighting the three elements of the Schreiner Experience: Meaningful Work, Purposeful Lives and Changing Global Society. 

Oct. 20:

  • Presidential Installation Ceremony - Charlie McCormick will be installed as Schreiner University’s sixth president and deliver his inaugural address.
  • Meaningful Work Showcase and Great Conversations - The Showcase will feature current and former students sharing how their undergraduate research and internships influenced their plans for the future and careers. Then a panel of the three experience area coordinators and select students will discuss the Schreiner Experience.
  • Soaring Spirits International Resilience Center Ribbon Cutting and Public Reception - An interdisciplinary research facility dedicated to the empirical investigation of resiliency and grief with a focus on widowhood, the center is a partnership between Schreiner University and Soaring Spirits International. 

Oct. 21:

  • Purposeful Lives Service Event, Rise Against Hunger - University employees, students, parents, and friends will assemble 20,000 nutritious meals to support school feeding programs in developing countries. This “Rise Against Hunger” is one of the service projects sponsored by Purposeful Lives during the academic year.
  • Changing Global Society Festival - Community and students are invited to explore different cultures and engage with students who have studied abroad. Students will share a smorgasbord of sights, sounds and tastes representing their experiences and featuring regional food trucks.


Oct. 22:

  • Breakfast Taco Taste-Off - Cast a vote for your favorite Kerrville taqueria during a fun brunch before worship in the new home of Schreiner’s active Campus Ministry program.
  • Junkin Campus Ministry Center Dedication - Worship service and dedication of the Junkin Campus Ministry Center in the center’s chapel. Named in honor of Schreiner’s third president, Sam Junkin.

For a full list of scheduled events including times and locations, visit Additional information can be requested through the Advancement Office at 830-792-7499. 


Schreiner University is an independent, baccalaureate and master's degree-granting university in Kerrville, Texas. Related to the Presbyterian Church (USA), Schreiner welcomes students, faculty and staff from all faith, ethnic and economic backgrounds. Find out more about Schreiner University at