President names Carter as chair of commandant search committee
Citadel 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 to retire.
Grinalds 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.
Seven others will serve on the search committee:
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.