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Greenville businessman to head Citadel alumni

(Charleston, S.C. 3 November 2000) Greenville businessman Arthur H. Baiden, III recently became president of The Citadel Alumni Association. His term of service began during homecoming activities at the college on November 3rd.

A member of the Citadel Class of 1962, Baiden is president of Potter-Shackelford Construction Company in Greenville and has long history of activity with Citadel groups. He is a life member of The Citadel Alumni Association, a member of The Citadel Brigadier Foundation and a member and past director of the Greater Greenville Citadel Club.

Baiden said his goals as incoming president are to increase membership in the association, particularly life memberships with new graduates; to increase member participation in the association; and to complete the final touches to the Holliday Alumni Center so that it will be an asset to the college and the Lowcountry.

In addition to a B.S. in civil engineering from The Citadel, Baiden has a masters degree in engineering from N.C. State University and has also attended the U.S. Command & General Staff College and the U.S. Army War College. He served in the U.S. Army from 1962 until 1973, and then served in the Army Reserves until 1994, attaining the rank of major general. He was the former commanding general for the 120th U.S. Army Reserve Command and the U.S. Army Reserve Readiness Command in Fort Jackson, S.C. He also served in the Pentagon as a member of the Army Reserve Forces Policy Committee.

Among his many honors and awards are the Order of the Palmetto, the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, two Bronze Stars, a Purple Heart, the Air Medal and 3 Meritorious Service Medals.

Art Baiden is married to the former Jean Parsons. They have two children.

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