Southeastern News

Capt. Lloyd Sauls named Director of Aviation Sciences Institute at Southeastern

Capt. Lloyd Sauls

By UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS

DURANT,
Okla. –
The Aviation Sciences Institute at Southeastern Oklahoma State
University has a new director.

Capt. Lloyd
Sauls, who has 44 years of extensive aviation experience, was recently named to
the position. As director, he will oversee all aspects of the aviation program,
including academic programs and flight operations.

“The
Southeastern aviation program is one of the premier programs of its kind in the
nation,’’ said Southeastern president Sean Burrage. “We are fortunate to have
someone with the experience and leadership skills of Capt. Sauls to guide our
program, which continues to grow.’’

Sauls holds
bachelor degrees in Behavioral Science and Basic Science from the United States
Air Force Academy. He spent 36 years (1980-2016) with Delta Airlines as an
international captain and served as chief pilot for the DFW base in the early
2000s.  For the past year, he served as a flight instructor for Southwest
Airlines.

Sauls is a
graduate of Durant High School.

Other experience
includes time as a pilot instructor at the United States Air Force and the
National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Southeastern’s
aviation program has earned a reputation for excellence, while attracting 
students from all across the nation.

Since the
program’s inception in 1966, Southeastern has placed professional pilots
throughout the world.

Degrees are
offered in aviation-professional pilot, aviation management, and a master’s in
aerospace administration and logistics.

Program
locations include Durant, Rose State College, and Tinker Air Force Base.