Office of the President
John W. Rosa '73
Lt Gen, USAF (Ret.)
President, The Citadel
Lt Gen John W. Rosa became the college's 19th president Jan. 3, 2006. A member of the Class of 1973, he returned to his alma mater after serving as the superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Rosa, 63, took over as superintendent of the Air Force Academy in July of 2003. A command pilot with more than 3,600 flying hours, Rosa was commissioned in the Air Force in 1973 after graduating from The Citadel with a B.S. in business administration. He holds a master's degree in public administration from Golden Gate University and has completed programs at Harvard, the U.S. Army War College, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the Air Command and Staff College.