Ernest B. Long heads Citadel Alumni Association
The Citadel Alumni Association named Ernest B. Long of Charleston president of its 9,000-member group during its annual meeting Nov.10. Long succeeds Greenville businessman Arthur H. Baiden III.
A 1973 Citadel graduate, Long is a finance professor at Charleston Southern University. He also has served as an adjunct finance professor at The Citadel and College of Charleston business schools and has been employed in commercial real estate and as a finance and organizational structure consultant with business and government agencies.
Long received his master of business administration degree from The Citadel College of Graduate and Professional Studies and is currently working on his doctorate in finance.
Long, who is active in a variety of civic groups, was a former chairman of the March of Dimes board, a section leader for Trident United Way, a founding Board member of the Carolina Children's Charity and a past class chairman for the former Citadel Development Foundation.
In his first address as alumni association president, Long pledged to keep the association moving forward by building on such achievements as the completing the John Monroe J. Holliday Alumni Center and Hollings Hall and increasing the participation of younger alumni and minority graduates.
Among his goals for the coming year are increasing interaction between the Corps of Cadets and College of Graduate and Professional Studies and bringing innovative technology to and increasing interaction between alumni association members through the Internet.
Long and his wife Lindsay live in Charleston. They have three children, Caroline, Elizabeth and Bethea.
In other action at the Nov. 10 meeting, The Citadel Alumni Association named Fred Price of Columbia president-elect and William Mills of Mt. Pleasant as vice president. The association also recognized long-time Charleston physician Dr. Henry Rittenberg as Alumnus of the Year and inducted Col. Thomas N. Courvoisie as a Distinguished Life Member and retired Chaplain Col. Sidney T. Crumpton as an Honorary Life Member.
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