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Citadel News Service

For release
February 18, 2002

President of West Virginia University to address Corps of Cadets

          The President of West Virginia University, David C. Hardesty, Jr. will speak at The Citadel on Thursday, February 21. The talk is one in the John C. West Lecture Series.

          Hardesty's talk, entitled "Assessing Your Leadership Skills," will begin at 6:45 p.m. Bond Hall 165 on The Citadel campus. The public is invited to attend.

          Hardesty is a Rhodes Scholar and graduate of WVU and Oxford University. He received his law degree from Harvard University before he returned to his alma mater to become WVU's 21st president. Hardesty has served as the head of a 38-member panel that recommended improvements to West Virginia's court system. He has recently been appointed to a four-year term serving the American Council for Education's Commission on Government and Public Affairs.

          Hardesty comes to The Citadel at the invitation of Philip Lader, the former U.S. ambassador to the Court of St. James' (the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland). Lader serves as the John C. West Professor of Government and International Relations at The Citadel. The John C. West Professorship is endowed by former S.C. Gov. John C. West, a 1942 Citadel graduate, and by The Citadel Foundation.

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