Citadel Hires Air Force Academy’s Rosa as New President
The Citadel has chosen the U.S. Air Force Academy’s superintendent as its new president, the military school’s board said Sunday. Air Force Lt. Gen. John Rosa Jr. has run the academy since 2003. The 1973 Citadel graduate will replace Maj. Gen. John Grinalds, who leaves Aug. 1 after eight years running the state military college in Charleston.
Grinalds, who helped the school move forward after its tumultuous fight over the admission of women in the mid-1990s, next year will become headmaster at Porter-Gaud School, a private prep school in Charleston with ties to the Episcopal Church.
I’m sure Rosa is an outstanding officer and a fine man to have risen to three star rank and selection for the prestigious superintendency of the Academy. That said, it’s an odd move for the Citadel to hire someone who has presided over a scandal plagued tenure at another institution.
For that matter–and it may well simply reflect my personal values–I can’t imagine stepping down from the presidency of the Citadel, a storied institution in South Carolina history, to take over a prep school.
via Jeff Quinton