9 June 2005
Citadel Board of Visitors announces finalists
in presidential search
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:
Lieutenant General Colby M. Broadwater III, U.S. Army
Lt. Gen. Broadwater is chief of staff for the United States European Command
in Germany. His 33-year career has included working with NATO and leading
delegations into Iraq before and during Operation Iraqi Freedom as part
of the formation of the Iraqi government. He has taught military science
and coached at Virginia Military Institute. A 1972 graduate of The Citadel,
Broadwater holds master of arts degrees from the Naval War College and
Salve Regina University. He lives in Stuttgart, Germany.
General Carlton William Fulford, Jr., U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.)
Gen. Fulford was deputy commander of the U.S. European Command in Stuttgart,
Germany, when he retired in 2002 after serving 40 years in the Marine
Corps. He is currently director of the National Defense University’s
Africa Center for Strategic Studies, an organization devoted to research,
education and policy development. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy,
Fulford holds a master’s degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
He lives in Edgewater, Md.
General James T. Hill, U.S. Army (Ret.)
Gen. Hill was combatant commander of the United States Southern Command
when he retired in 2004. In that post he led all U.S. military operations
in Central America, South America and the Caribbean. He is now president
of The JT Hill Group, Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in strategic
leadership and Latin American political, military and security issues.
A graduate of Trinity University, he holds a master’s degree from
Central Michigan University. He lives in Coral Gables, Fl.
Lieutenant General Frank Libutti, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Libutti was named by President Bush as the first undersecretary
for information analysis and infrastructure protection at the Department
of Homeland Security in June 2003, a post he held until January of this
year. Prior to that, Libutti led the New York Police Department’s
counter-terrorism efforts following the 9-11 attacks. A 1966 graduate
of The Citadel, Libutti served for 35 years in the Marine Corps and was
a special assistant to the secretary of defense when he retired in January
2002. He lives in Washington, D.C.
Lieutenant General Garry L. Parks, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Parks, a 1969 Citadel graduate, served in the Marine Corps for
35 years and was deputy commandant for Manpower and Reserve Affairs when
he retired in 2004. He is currently the president and CEO of the South
Carolina Credit Union League and Affiliates. Parks holds master of arts
degrees from Pepperdine University and the Naval War College. He lives
in Irmo, S.C.
Lieutenant General John W. Rosa, Jr. U.S. Air
Lt. Gen. Rosa is superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy. A 1973
graduate of The Citadel, Rosa served as deputy director for operations
with the joint staff at the Pentagon prior to taking the top position
at the Air Force Academy in 2003. He is a command pilot with more than
3600 flight hours and has served as an operations group commander and
wing commander. Rosa has a master’s degree from Golden Gate University.
He lives in Colorado Springs, Col.