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Citadel board names Carter provost
The Citadel Board of Visitors named Harry S. Carter provost and dean of the college. In his new capacity, Carter, who has been with the college since July 1999, will have additional responsibilities including acting for the president in his absence and coordinating institutional decisions.
Maj. Gen. John S. Grinalds, president of The Citadel, praised Carter's leadership. "This new arrangement will streamline administrative functions under the direction of a man who shares my vision of The Citadel as a leadership laboratory," Grinalds said.
While the president will continue to focus on the Corps of Cadets, the change will allow him to devote more time to fundraising.
Carter came to The Citadel in two years ago as vice president of academic affairs from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro. He was interim president and a former provost and vice president for academic affairs at GSU.
A graduate of Georgia Southern University, Carter has more than 30 years experience in education. He holds a master of science degree in management science from the United States International University and a doctoral degree in management science and information systems from the University of Georgia.
Carter also has an extensive background in the military. He served in the United States Navy from 1966 to 1969 and then completed more than 25 years of active reserve service in a variety of positions with the Georgia Air National Guard. He retired as a colonel in the National Guard in 1996.