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School of Engineering Executive Advisory Board

The general purpose of the Advisory Board is to provide strategic advice and support to The Citadel School of Engineering educational and academic research programs. Specifically, the CSOEAB will (1) provide guidance in planning, (2) assist the School in maintaining effective liaison with the College and the external community, and (3) provide guidance in raising funds through individual gifts and corporate donations on behalf of The School and the College.

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Picture of the School of Engineering Advisory Board cheering on the Bull Dogs to victory on 8 Sept against Chattanooga. In the picture (left to right) are Ron Welch, Doug French, Carlos Coe, Jerry Friedner, Don Stone, Chris Tye, LT. GEN Sams, Interim President, The Citadel, Marc Tye, COL Fred Price , Chairman, Board of Visitors, Mike Fuhrman, and Jim Thigpen. 

Meet Our Board Members

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Mr. Mike Fuhrman, Board Chair
Citadel '91
Chief Product Officer

Mr. Paul Beidel
Citadel '80
Real Estate Executive
Landeavor, LLC 

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Citadel '82

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Mr. Carlos Coe
Citadel '80
Managing Director

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Mr. Gary Durante
Citadel '80
Vice President/Director/Senior Program Manager

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Mr. Jerry F. Friedner
Citadel '60
President (Retired)

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Mr. Mike Fuhrman
Citadel '91
Chief Product Officer

Larry Melton
Mr. Larry L. Melton, Jr. 
Citadel '84
Principal Vice President (Retired)
Bechtel Corporation

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Mr. Daniel McRainey
Vice President,Nuclear Major Projects

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Ms. Kathryn S. Murphy 

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Mr. Charles Potts
Citadel '66

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Mr. James (Tony) Price III
Citadel '80

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Mr. Lee Stogner

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Mr. Donald E. Stone
Citadel '80

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Mr. James E. Thigpen
Vice President, C4ISR Division (Retired)
Sotera Defense Solutions 


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Mr. Chris Tye
Citadel '74
President (Retired)
Power Group Fluor Corp 

Mr. Marc Tye
Citadel '82
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Santee Cooper

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Ms. Rebecca A. Ufkes
Citadel Graduate College '94

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Ms. Maria M. Urrechaga
Citadel Evening '95
Principal Engineer

The School of Engineering Honors the following Board Members for their service on the board:

Mr. Doug French
Immediate Past Board Chair

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Maj. Gen. Arthur H. Baiden III
Citadel '62

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Mr. Robert G. Kiggans
Citadel '65

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Mr. Guy White III
Citadel '56


 Not Pictured:

Mr. Daniel Dennis
Citadel '90
Dr. William "Bill" Macurson
Citadel '63
Mr. Eric Bailey
Citadel '84



























Contact Information

For inquiries, questions, or concerns about The Citadel School of Engineering and its Advisory Board, please email us at or call us at 843-953-6499.

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