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Citadel News Service
28 Jun 2012

Peter McCoy elected to Board of Visitors by General Assembly

Charleston native and 1974 Citadel graduate Peter McCoy is the newest member of The Citadel Board of Visitors.

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Peter McCoy and Allison Dean Love begin six-year terms on the Board of Visitors effective July 1.

McCoy begins his six-year term on July 1. Elected by the S.C. General Assembly this past spring, he replaces Tommy McQueeney, ’74. Also elected is Allison Dean Love, a 1993 graduate of The Citadel Graduate College and an incumbent board member.

The Citadel Board of Visitors is composed of 11 graduates of the college: seven elected by joint vote of the South Carolina General Assembly, three elected by members of The Citadel Alumni Association and one appointed by the governor.

McCoy is a graduate of St. Andrews High School where he lettered in both wrestling and football. He enrolled at The Citadel in 1970 where he was a four-year starter and letterman on the wrestling team, a member of the National Education Association and a member of the athletic training cadre his sophomore and junior years. A member of Delta Company, he graduated with a degree in education.

A father of two and resident of Hartsville, S.C., McCoy has worked for Sonoco Products Co. for 28 years in both manufacturing and sales. He is a member of The Brigadier Foundation and a Life Member of The Citadel Alumni Association.

Love has been elected by the General Assembly three times and is the only woman to serve on the college governing board. A resident of Columbia, S.C., she is the president and CEO of Allison Dean Love Consulting, a PR and communication firm with local, state and national clients that include the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety. She is the former executive director of the South Carolina Insurance News Service, a non-profit organization which provides insurance information to the media and consumers.

In addition to an MBA from The Citadel, she has a degree in Management from Middle Tennessee State University and has completed a year toward a Ph.D. in Communications/Public Relations at the University of South Carolina. She is a lifetime member of The Citadel Alumni Association and member of The Citadel Brigadier Foundation.

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