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Citadel News Service

For release
August 27, 2001

Lader appointed to professorship at The Citadel

The Citadel has appointed Philip Lader, the former U. S. ambassador to the Court of St. Jamess (the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland), to a professorship endowed by former South Carolina Governor John C. West and by The Citadel Foundation.

Lader, a partner in the Nelson, Mullins, Riley, and Scarborough law firm, will serve as the John C. West Professor of Government and International Relations. The part-time position was made possible by a gift last year from West, a 1942 Citadel graduate and former U. S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, and by a matching gift from The Citadel Foundation.

Major General John S. Grinalds, USMC (Ret.), The Citadels president is pleased with the appointment. "We are very grateful to Governor West, a distinguished alumnus, for having made it possible to establish this chair to enhance the institutions perspectives, and we are fortunate to have Ambassador Lader share his broad experience with us as West Professor."

Lader, a former president of Winthrop University, was White House deputy chief of staff, a member of the presidents cabinet, administrator of the U. S. Small Business Administration, and deputy director of the U. S. Office of Management and Budget. He will lecture, lead seminars, meet with classes, and host discussions with distinguished visitors throughout this academic year.

"The professorship," Governor West explained, "seeks to broaden and deepen students and faculty analysis of contemporary American government and foreign affairs, and Lader brings to the campus first-hand experience at the most senior levels of government, including one of our nations most important diplomatic roles."

Now residing in Charleston and pursuing a trans-Atlantic professional life, Lader was educated at Duke University, the University of Michigan, Oxford University, and Harvard University. He is an Honorary Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford University, and London Business School and has been awarded honorary degrees by 12 universities and colleges.


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