Charleston, S.C. (July 13, 1995)--The Citadel Board of Visitors elected Francis P. Mood, Jr., of Columbia its vice chairman at the annual meeting on June 24 in Charleston. Mood had previously served on the Board of Visitors from 1973 to 1979 and was reelected in 1994.
Colonel Mood, a former president of Sinkler Boyd, PA, is currently a member of the firm's Management Committee. Mood is also a member of the local, state and national bar associations. He has held a wide range of civic and professional posts, including chairman of the USC Law School Partnership Board, chairman of the South Carolina Board of Law Examiners, president of the Central Carolina Community Foundation, and chairman of the Carolina Children's Home Board of Trustees. He has also served two terms as elder in Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Columbia.
Mood was graduated from The Citadel in 1960. He earned his law degree at the University of Virginia in 1963, and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws by The Citadel in 1985.
As a cadet at The Citadel, Mood achieved the rank of lieutenant colonel and commanded one of the Corps' four battalions. He also presided as chairman of The Citadel Honor Committee. His classmates elected him the recipient of the John O. Willson Ring, an award given to the purest, manliest and most courteous of the graduating seniors. Mood went on to serve his alma mater as both a member and president of The Citadel Development Foundation's Board of Directors. He has also served as Honorary Bencher-in-Chief for The Citadel Inn of Court.
Colonel Mood is married to the former Jane Hammond McLaurin and they have four children: Frank, John, Eliza and Drew.