April 9, 1999
(Apr. 9, 1999)--Meeting in special session via teleconference,
The Citadel Board of Visitors today elected Dr. Harry S. Carter
to the office of vice president of academic affairs and dean of
Dr. Carter is currently the interim president of Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia. He succeeds Brigadier General Roger C. Poole who is retiring at the end of June. Carter is expected to begin his duties July 1st.
Carter brings nearly 30 years of academic expertise to The Citadel. He served in the classroom as a professor and a department head and also as vice president and provost for academic affairs and interim president at Georgia Southern University.
Carter also has an extensive background in the military, having served on active duty in the United States Navy from 1966 until 1969 and then completing more than 25 years of active reserve service in a variety of positions with the Georgia Air National Guard. He retired as a colonel from the National Guard in 1996.
Chairman of the board, Frank Mood, said, "Dr. Carter clearly possesses those qualities of scholar and citizen-soldier that The Citadel has always espoused. All of us at The Citadel look forward to working with him as we strive to further enhance The Citadel's international recognition for academic excellence."
Citadel President Major General John S. Grinalds added, "We are delighted to have Dr. Harry Carter join us at The Citadel. He brings a unique blend of extensive expertise from both the academic and the military realms. He is clearly the right man to shape the academic direction of the college."
A Statesboro native and a graduate of Georgia Southern University, Carter holds a master of science degree in management science from the United States International University and a doctoral degree from the University of Georgia in management science and information systems. He and his wife Brenda have two children.