Facilities & Engineering Staff
Colonel Benjamin Wham II, PE, USAF (Retired)
Associate Vice President for Facilities and Engineering
Phone: (843) 953-5304
Colonel Benjamin Wham II, PE USAF (Retired), graduated from The Citadel in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and was commissioned through Air Force ROTC. He received a Masters in Astronautical Engineering (Space Facilities) from the Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio. His Master’s Thesis was A Non-Linear Study of Polyetherether Ketone Under Compression with a Centrally-Located Circular Discontinuity.
Colonel Wham’s command and leadership responsibilities have included Command of the 366 Civil Engineer Squadron at Mountain Home Idaho; Command of the 407 Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron at Ali Base, Iraq; Director of Air Force Installation Support throughout the Central Command Area of Responsibility; Command of the 437 and 628th Mission Support Groups at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina; and Command of the US Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District South, based in Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. He has served at base-level; Aeronautical System Center, Major Command and Pentagon in the course of his career.
Colonel Wham retired from the United States Air Force on 1 January 2013, culminating 26 years of dedicated service to our nation. He returned to his alma mater to serve as the Associate Vice President for Facilities and Engineering.
On 1 August 2013, he assumed his current duties.
Col Wham and his wife, Ellen, have daughters: Jennifer and Elizabeth.
Phone: (843) 953-6876
John Gardner graduated from Clemson University in 1976, with a Bachelor's degree in Architecture. After a career within a private practice in the Charleston, South Carolina area, he accepted the position as Resident Architect for Construction Management in Facilities and Engineering at The Citadel in 1996.
His experience at The Citadel includes the Barracks Replacement Project, Thompson Hall Replacement Project, and other construction projects associated with virtually every building on campus.
John served in the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1972. While serving in Vietnam, he was awarded the Army Commendation Metal and the Bronze Star Metal.
John and his wife, Lynnette, have four grown children and three grandchildren.
James Grigg, PE
Phone: (843) 953-7962
James Grigg graduated from Hatfield Polytechnic, Hatfield, England in 1989 with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) in Civil Structural Engineering. James started his career in a small engineering firm in Charleston, South Carolina as a Junior Engineer. He gained further experience at a local construction company as an Assistant Superintendent/Project Manager.
In 1997, James joined The Citadel as Deputy Director of the Physical Plant. Since then, he has progressed up to the current position of Director of Operations/Resident Engineer.
Mary Game, MBA
Director of Facilities Finance
Phone: (843) 953-6327
Robert E. Williamson, CFPE, CIE
Director of Environmental Health & Safety
Phone: (843) 953-4816
Bob Williamson is a United States Navy veteran and retired municipal firefighter/fire officer. He recieved a Bachelor's degree in Professional Studies with a Certificate in Fire Service Administration from University College at the University of Memphis, an Associate in Arts degree from Trident Technical College (summa cum laude), and a Certificate in Industrial Fire Suppression from the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service.
Bob is a Certified South Carolina Fire Marshal; Certified Fire Plan Examiner; and a Certified Indoor Environmentalist. He has been serving as The Citadel's Director of Environmental Health and Safety since August 2000.
Bob and his wife of 33 years, Vickie, live in Goose Creek, SC. They have three grown children and nine grandchildren.