9 June 2005
Citadel Board of Visitors announces finalists
Six highly decorated military leaders have been named finalists in The Citadel’s search for its 19th president. The Citadel Board of Visitors released the names of the three- and four-star generals as a prelude to interviews with the candidates during the next two weeks.
A presidential search committee led by Tennessee businessman William Sansom selected the finalists from a field of 77 candidates.
"This is an outstanding slate," said BOV Chairman Billy Jenkinson. "It is obvious from the quality and qualifications of candidates that the presidential search committee has done an outstanding job. I commend them for their diligence in bringing these candidates to us in such a timely fashion."
The Citadel Board appointed the search committee in February shortly after Maj. Gen. John Grinalds announced that he would be stepping down as president. Grinalds will leave on Aug. 1.
The six finalists are:
General Carlton William Fulford, Jr., U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.)
General James T. Hill, U.S. Army (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Frank Libutti, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Garry L. Parks, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.)
Lieutenant General John W. Rosa, Jr. U.S. Air