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Citadel News Service
1 Apr 2014

Applications and nominations invited for director of alumni affairs position

Mike Rogers ’70, retiring after 13 years of service to The Citadel

CHARLESTON, S.C. − After serving as director of alumni affairs at The Citadel and executive director of The Citadel Alumni Association (CAA) for the past 13 years, Mike Rogers, a member of The Citadel Class of 1970, has elected to retire from state service and the CAA effective June 30. The Citadel is now accepting applications from qualified candidates, as well as nominations, for the position of director of alumni affairs.

Rogers (seen right speaking with Reg. Commander Collin Hicks) graduated from The Citadel in 1970 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. He served in numerous Air Force leadership roles, including an investigative unit commander in Bangkok; a field office commander at Kennedy Space Center, and a detachment commander at Homestead Air Force Base. He later joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a special agent where he became the senior investigator in the national security division in Washington, D.C. Rogers replaced Henry A. (Bubba) Kennedy who retired in 2001 from the Office of Alumni Affairs. He has been active in the CAA, The Citadel Brigadier Foundation and The Citadel Family Association since graduating from the college.

“The Citadel Alumni Association is grateful for Mike’s contributions and support over the past 13 years,” said Scott Tucker, CAA president. “His efforts on behalf of our great institution and its extensive cadre of alumni have been tireless. We will miss him, but know he is looking forward to spending more time with his family.”

The director of alumni affairs is responsible for strategic and tactical business and operational plans and deliverables for the Office of Alumni Relations in conjunction with The Citadel Alumni Association, The Citadel Foundation (Office of Institutional Advancement) and other appropriated support organizations. The director will be responsible for interfacing with the principal constituency of nearly 30,000 alumni, including individual interactions, meetings, presentations, volunteer training, internet communications, written correspondence, club liaison, recruiting prospective cadets, etc. This individual will plan, design, implement and manage alumni programs and services that are consistent with and coordinated with The Citadel Alumni Association and The Office of Institutional Advancement's mission and that build and sustain a supportive alumni base. A master's degree is preferred as well as experience in higher education. A graduate of The Citadel is also preferred. A full job description is available here.

Nominations are encouraged and accepted. Contact information for the sender, and the nominee, should be included along with a brief letter of recommendation. Email nominations to or send them by post to the Daniel Library Office of the Director, 171 Moultrie St., Charleston, SC, 29409. Nominees must complete an online application to be considered a candidate.

Applications will be accepted until April 18. The Citadel hopes to have a new director of alumni affairs in place by mid-summer, 2014.

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