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Citadel News Service
16 Jan 2006

Inauguration set for April 20-21

Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa

The inauguration of Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa, the nineteenth president of The Citadel, is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, April 20 and 21. Some inaugural events will take place on the evening of April 20 with the formal installation ceremony on the morning of April 21.

Other activities that will be part of the inauguration will include the military dress parade on Friday afternoon.

Citadel Provost Donald Steven, the chair of the inaugural committee, said details of the schedule will be released soon.

Lt. Gen. Rosa officially took office on January 3, 2006. He succeeds Maj. Gen. John Grinalds, who served as the eighteenth president from August 1997 until August 2005.

Maj. Gen. Roger C. Poole served as interim president during fall semester.

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