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Colonel Leonard C. Fulghum, Jr.

Photo:  Colonel Leonard C. Fulghum, Jr.Background
With an extensive background in banking, construction, hospital administration, charitable fundraising and more than 60 years of civic involvement, Colonel Fulghum has provided extensive knowledge, business acumen and a wide range of expertise in several fields during his tenure as a member of The Citadel’s governing Board.

In addition to his more than 24 years of service to the Board of Visitors, Colonel Fulghum headed up the negotiations to acquire the property for the John Monroe Holliday Alumni Center, the acquisition of College Park, and the building of the Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park, home of Citadel baseball.

Board Service

  • Chairman Emeritus
  • First elected by The Citadel Alumni Association, 1978 to 1984
  • Elected by the South Carolina State Assembly for three consecutive terms, 1984 to 2002
  • Vice Chair, 1986 to 1989, 1992 to 1995
  • Chairman, 2000 to 2002
  • Finance Committee, Former Chair
  • Buildings and Grounds Committee, Honorary Degree/Palmetto Medal Committee, Executive Committee, Former Member

Citadel Activities and Affiliations

  • Daniel Fund Scholarship Trustees, Chair
  • Phi Kappa Phi, The Citadel Chapter, Member
  • The Citadel Brigadier Foundation, General’s Club
  • Association of Citadel Men, Past President
  • The Citadel Alumni Association, Lifetime Member
  • Summerall Society, The Citadel Foundation, Member
  • Order of the Tartan (25 years of continuous contributions), The Citadel Foundation, Member

Other Board Affiliations and Community Service

  • The Bank of South Carolina, Founding Director
  • Joseph P. Riley Leadership Award, Recipient
  • Boy Scouts of America, Silver Beaver Medal, Recipient
  • Order of the Palmetto (State of South Carolina’s highest award), Recipient
  • Trident Chamber of Commerce, Former Chair
  • South Carolina State Chamber of Commerce, Former Chair
  • South Carolina Development Board, Advisory Committee, Former Chair
  • United Way, Former Chair
  • Market Restoration Inc., Former Chair
  • Exchange Club of Charleston, Former Chair
  • Coastal Carolina Fair, Former Chair
  • East Cooper Medical Center (currently Chairman Emeritus), Former Chair
  • Charleston Development Board Foundation, Former Chair
  • Charleston Chapter of the American Cancer Society, Former Chair

B.A., History, The Citadel, 1951


  • Married to the former Jean Simpson Ferguson (1953)
  • Children: Leonard C. Fulghum, III; Kenneth S. Fulghum; and Elizabeth Fulghum Owens
  • Four grandchildren
  • Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church, Member
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