The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina

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Office of the President

Lt Gen John W. Rosa

John W. Rosa '73
Lt Gen, USAF (Ret.)
President, The Citadel

Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa became the 19th president of The Citadel on January 3, 2006. He returned to his alma mater after serving as superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy. An alumnus, highly decorated pilot, three-star general, and parent of a graduate, Rosa brings extensive experience in leadership, education and public service to The Citadel.

Under Rosa’s leadership, The Citadel remains focused on its mission to educate and develop principled leaders for the military, private enterprise, and public institutions. For the sixth year in a row, U.S. News and World Report ranked The Citadel the #1 college in the South among its peers. The Citadel will also conclude an historic $175 million capital campaign in conjunction with its LEAD 2018 strategic plan in May 2018.

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