Jan. 26, 2005
names Carter as chair of commandant search committee
President Maj. Gen. John Grinalds has appointed former provost Harry Carter
to chair the search committee to fill the commandant's position. Brig.
Gen. Emory Mace, The Citadel's commandant since 1997 and a member of The
Citadel Class of 1963, announced earlier this month that he plans
said that Carter is uniquely qualified to lead the search committee because
of his knowledge of The Citadel and the military and his experience in
higher education. Carter came to The Citadel in 1999 after 25 years in
administration and teaching at Georgia Southern University. He served
in the United States Navy from 1966 to 1969 and then served more than
25 years in active reserves with the Georgia Air National Guard, retiring
with the rank of colonel in 1996.
others will serve on the search committee:
- John Peeples, Citadel
Class of 1970, is a professor of electrical engineering at The Citadel.
- Jim Openshaw, Citadel
Class of 1973, is budget director and company advisor for Echo Company.
A retired Air Force colonel, Openshaw has worked with the leadership
of Echo Company on an improvement plan that has yielded significant
changes in that company’s academic and military performance.
- Hedy Pinkerton,
assistant commandant for co-education and administration, is in her
fourth year with The Citadel. Pinkerton is a retired colonel in the
U.S. Air Force and prior to joining The Citadel, was director of admissions
at the U.S. Air Force Academy.
- Ed Steers, Citadel
Class of 1968, is associate athletics director, He has been with The
Citadel for 14 years. Prior to joining the college’s athletic
department, Steers was taught and coached at William and Mary, East
Carolina and West Point. He has been inducted into The Citadel Athletic
Hall of Fame for his achievements as a wrestler.
- Jeff Weart, director
of the Krause Initiative in Leadership and Ethics, is in his second
year at The Citadel. A retired Army lieutenant colonel, Weart was extensively
involved with the leader development program at West Point prior to
joining The Citadel. On campus, Weart works closely with the Corps of
Cadets as well as faculty and staff on leader development and is a staff
sponsor for the football team.
General Art Baiden, AUS (Retired), Class of 1962, is a member
of The Citadel Board of Visitors, a retired businessman and the former
president of The Citadel Alumni Association.
Robert Pickering, Class of 1994, is
the director of multicultural studies and ombudsman at The Citadel.
He is a former assistant director of admissions.
During the coming weeks, the committee will meet
with representatives from different constituent groups.
Those interested in the commandant's position should
contact Human Resources
at The Citadel.