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Biography of Maj. Gen. Roger Cliff Poole (UMSC)

Date of Birth: December 31, 1936
Marital Status: Married

BA in English 1959, The Citadel
MBA in Management 1962. University of South Carolina
Ph.D. in Finance 1974. University of South Carolina
Diploma 1981, U.S. Army War College*
Honorary Doctorate in Business 2005, The Citadel
Post-Doctoral Certification International Commercial Policy and Finance 1982, London School of Economics
Certificate International Teachers Program, 1997-98 London Business School
* Also most senior U.S. Army Schools

Professional Designations
Fellow of the Life Management Institute (FLMI)
American College Charter Life Underwriter (CLU)

Board Of Visitors Air University - appointed for nine-year term by Secretary of Defense
NASD Distinguished Professor In Residence - Lehigh University (Spring 2001)
Oxford Round Table - invited participant and speaker (1999)
Alumnus of the Year - The Citadel (1999)
Palmetto Medal Award - Distinguished Service - awarded by the Board of Visitors, The Citadel (1998)
Officer's Cross of the Sovereign Order of Saint Stanislas
Distinguished Educator - awarded by the Board of Trustees, University of Richmond (1978 and 1988
Beta Gamma Sigma National Honor Society in Business
Omicron Delta Epsilon National Honor Society in Economics
Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Society
Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education
Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honor Society
Golden Key Honor Society
National Teaching Fellowship (1967-1969)
Industrial Fellowship with Financial Vice-President of Reynolds Metals Company. Wrote capital budgeting procedures manual. (1979)
Industrial Fellowship - A. H. Robins (1983 & 1984)

Work Experience
2005 - Interim President, The Citadel, BOV Distinguished Fellow of Finance
1997-1999 Vice President for Academic Affairs/Dean of the College The Citadel
1996-1997 Interim President, The Citadel
1993-1996 Vice President for Academic Affairs/Dean of the College
1988-1993 Dean, E. Claiborne Robins School of Business, University of Richmond
1985-1988 Professor of Finance, University of Richmond
1983-1985 Associate Professor of Finance, University of Richmond
1979-1983 Associate Dean and Director of Graduate Studies of the Richard S. Reynolds Graduate School, University of Richmond
1976-1979 Assistant/Associate Professor of Finance, University of Richmond
1973-1976 Vice-President of Finance and Administration Century Construction Co. Inc., Richmond, VA.,
Secretary/Treasurer of Century Constructors of Virginia, Inc., and member of the Board of Directors of both companies
1970-1973 Assistant Professor of Finance, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va.; Coordinator of Finance area during last two years
1969-1970 Instructor of Finance, University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C.
1967-1969 National Teaching Fellow-Voorhees College, Denmark, S.C.
1963-1966 Vice-President, Investors National Life Insurance Company, Inc., Columbia, S.C.
1959-1962 United States Army and Graduate School

Military Status
Rank: Major General, UMSC (Unorganized Militia of South Carolina)
Brigadier General, ARMY (Ret.)

Last Active Duty:
Director of Transportation, Energy & Troop Support
Department of The Army Operation Center - Desert Shield/Desert Storm

Legion of Merit Award
Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster
Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster
Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal with Two Oak Leaf Clusters
National Defense Service Medal (with star)
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with 30-year Device
Army Service Ribbon
Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon with Numeral 3

2000 – 2001: Vice President Eastern Finance Association (ran annual meeting)
1998 – present: International Secretary to the Board of Directors, Society for Advancement of Management
1997 – present: Board of Directors, Society For Advancement of Management
1995 – present: Editorial Review Board, Advanced Management Journal
1994 – present: Paine & Webber Institutional Investment Advisory Board

Order of St. Stanislaus
Academy of International Business
Financial Executives Institute
Society for Advancement of Management
Southern Finance Association
Southern Economics Association
Southern Risk and Insurance Association
Southwestern Finance Association

Professional Development Activities

Presented at seminars and workshops for insurance executives on social insurance, personal application of life insurance needs, commercial applications of group insurance and estate planning.
Presented before the:

Professional Insurance Agents of Ohio, Columbus
Professional Insurance Agents of New Jersey, Princeton
Professional Insurance Agents of The Carolinas, University of North Carolina - Charlotte
Professional Insurance Agents of New York, Hofstra University
Independent Insurance Agents of Mississippi, Jackson
Professional Insurance Agents of Georgia, Atlanta
Professional Insurance Agents of Florida and the Caribbean, Tampa
Professional Insurance Agents of New England, University of Connecticut
Professional Insurance Agents of New York, West Point
Professional Insurance Agents of Colorado, University of Denver
Professional Insurance Agents of Louisiana, Louisiana State University

Conducted three-day property and casualty insurance seminars on Commercial Property (Dartmouth University and University of Virginia) and Personal Property, Commercial Casualty and Agency Management (University of Virginia).

A.H. Robins - Executive Vice President and Financial Vice President
Reynolds Metals - Financial Vice President
Professional Insurance Agents of Virginia and Washington, D.C.
Society of Certified Insurance Counselors - Austin, Texas
Woodlawn Construction Company
Heywood Construction Company
Professional Insurance Agents of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut
Professional Insurance Agents of New England
Title Insurance Company (Expert Witness)
Investment Brokerage Firm (Expert Witness)

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