Jeffrey M. Weart of West Point, N.Y., has been named director of the new Krause Initiative in Leadership, Citadel President Maj. Gen. John S. Grinalds announced today. The initiative is a major expansion of leadership training in The Citadel's unique military college environment.
Created this year, the Krause Initiative in Leadership is being funded with a $2 million gift from The Krause Foundation of Los Altos Hills, Calif. William Krause, the foundation's CEO, is a 1963 Citadel graduate. In addition, he has endowed and established The Krause Chair in Leadership.
Weart, a lieutenant colonel who will soon retire from his post at the United States Military Academy at West Point, will develop, coordinate and integrate into all aspects of The Citadel curriculum, a comprehensive plan to engage cadets in the study and practice of leadership principles, character development and ethics with particular emphasis on the college's Honor Code. Cadets, regardless of their major, will emerge as better problem solvers, strategists, innovators and team builders.
qualities are the centerpiece of a Citadel education, which is based on
an honor code that expects cadets not to lie, cheat or steal or tolerate
those who do," Grinalds said.
A graduate of the United State Military Academy at West Point with a bachelor's and master's degrees, Weart brings to The Citadel 23 years experience in commissioned Army service and specialized knowledge of student/cadet administration, program management and leadership development.
the Citadel Team is a tremendous opportunity," Weart said. "I
look forward to becoming involved with the staff, the faculty, and the
students of the college"
The Weart File
M. Weart, director, The Citadel's Krause Initiative in Leadership
"In concert with the institutional mission my vision for this initiative is to:
"To accomplish this task will truly involve all aspects of the college. With the support of the administration, the students and the alumni, I am confident that we can realize the intent of this initiative that will undoubtedly better prepare Citadel graduates to assume critical leadership roles in support of our nation and all walks of life."