An academic reorganization at The Citadel has created five schools out of 14 separate departments. The Citadel Board of Visitors has approved the creation of the schools of business, education, engineering, science and mathematics, and humanities and social science. College officials believe the consolidation of departments into schools should strengthen the ability of academic programs at The Citadel to attract broader support.
According to Provost Harry Carter, the school designations better reflect the structure of the academic programs at The Citadel and will help those programs continue to develop. The prestige of a dean’s position also gives the academic programs more clout.
“External support is the best method for improving the financial position of the college,” Carter said. “The deans will play a key role in this effort.”
part of the restructuring, the board named Spike Metts ’65 as associate
vice president for academic affairs. Metts has served The Citadel for
30 years as a member of the math faculty and most recently as dean of
planning and assessment. The board has abolished the position of dean
of undergraduate studies.