finalists named for Commandant of Cadets
Gen. Harry Carter, chairman of the Commandant Search Committee, announced today that five finalists have been selected for Commandant of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. They are:
Interviews with the finalists will take place the week of April 11-15 and April 18-22.
The search committee hopes to recommend a successor for Brig. Gen. Emory Mace by this summer. The committee's recommendation goes to the president of the college then to the Board of Visitors for approval.
Mace announced in January that he would retire as commandant effective Aug. 1. He was appointed commandant in 1997, several months after The Citadel admitted its first class of women. As third in command at the college, Mace oversaw military training during a dramatic period of transition from an all-male to a coeducational Corps of Cadets.
member of Class of 1963, Mace is one of The Citadel's most
highly decorated veterans. In 1999, his daughter Nancy Mace became
The Citadel's first female graduate from the Corps. Since that time, 73
women have graduated from the cadet program and the current 1,900-member
Corps of Cadets includes about 130 women.