This page lists all Citadel Superintendents and Presidents since 1843. The title of Superintendent was changed to President in 1910. The current president is Lieutenant General John W. Rosa, USAF (Ret.) '73. Biographical information is available by clicking one of the links below.
Captain William F. Graham, USA (1843-1844)
Born in Newberry, South Carolina, on June 15, 1818, William Graham received his early education in Newberry and graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1838.
Major Richard W. Colcock, USA (1844-1852)
Born June 6, 1806 in Beaufort, South Carolina, Richard Colcock graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1826.
Major Francis W. Capers, SCM (1852-1859)
Francis Capers was born in Savannah, Georgia on August 8, 1819.
Major Peter F. Stevens, SCM (1859-1861)
Born in Florida on June 22, 1830, Peter Stevens entered The Citadel in January 1846.
Major James B. White, SCM (1861-1865)
James White was born on a plantation in Georgetown County, South Carolina in 1828.
Colonel John P. Thomas, CSA (1882-1885)
Colonel Thomas was born in 1833 in St John's Parish, Berkeley County, South Carolina.
Brigadier General George D. Johnston, CSA (1885-1890)
Born in Hillsboro, North Carolina in 1832, General Johnston graduated from Howard College, Alabama.
Colonel Asbury Coward, CSA (1890-1908)
Asbury Coward was born in Charleston, South Carolina in 1835 and graduated from The Citadel in 1854.
Colonel Oliver J. Bond, SCM (1908-1931)
Born in Marion, South Carolina in 1865, Oliver Bond graduated from The Citadel in 1886.
General Charles P. Summerall, USA, Ret (1931-1953)
Charles Summerall was born in Blount's Ferry, Florida in 1867.
Colonel Louis S. LeTellier, SCM (1953-1954, Acting)
Colonel LeTellier was born on February 8, 1887 near Charlottesville, Virginia.
General Mark W. Clark, USA, Ret (1954-1965)
Mark Clark was born in Madison Barracks, New York on May 1, 1896.
General Hugh P. Harris, USA, Ret (1965-1970)
General Harris was born in Anderson, Alabama in 1909.
Major General James W. Duckett, SCM (1970-1974)
General Duckett was born in Greenwood, South Carolina in 1911.
Lieutenant General George M. Seignious, USA, Ret (1974-1979)
General Seignious was born in Orangeburg, South Carolina in 1921.
Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale, USN, Ret (1979-1980)
Admiral Stockdale was born in Abingdon, Illinois in 1923.
Major General James A. Grimsley, Jr., USA, Ret (1980-1989)
General Grimsley was born in Florence, SC on November 14, 1921.
Lt. General Claudius E. Watts III, USAF, Ret (1989-1996)
General Watts was born in Bennettsville, South Carolina on September 22, 1936.
BG Roger C. Poole, USAR, Ret (Interim: 1996-97, 2005-06)
Dr. Roger C. Poole was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, on December 31, 1936.
Major General John S. Grinalds, USMC, Ret (1997-2005)
General Grinalds was born in Baltimore, Maryland on January 5, 1938.
Lieutenant General John W. Rosa, USAF, Ret (2006-2018)
General John W. Rosa was born in Springfield, Illinois on September 28, 1951 and graduated from The Citadel in 1973.