Photo: Citadel alumni salute during Homecoming 2019 parade on Summerall Field
As The Citadel moves forward with Operation Fall Return 2020, an agile, conditions-based plan to return cadets and students to face-to-face instruction, college leadership is communicating regularly to keep all constituents informed.
The Citadel President, Gen. Glenn M. Walters, USMC (Ret.), with other leadership, is holding virtual town hall meetings, to supplement the other communications channels being used to convey developments and details related to Operation Fall Return 2020 to specific Citadel audiences. The Citadel has one of the most engaged alumni populations of any college in America, thus on Monday, July 6, Walters led a Zoom town hall session specifically for alumni. About 500 Citadel alumni tuned in live to learn about the operation, and the Facebook recorded version of the session has been viewed almost 9,000 times.
Participating with Walters were CAA president, Ed White, Citadel provost and dean, Dr. Sally Selden, and the Commandant of Cadets, Capt. Geno Paulso, USN (Ret.). Alumni submitted questions using the Zoom chat function, many of which the leaders answered directly during the one-hour session. (Please note that the introductory portion with White had a technical complication, making it difficult to hear.)
Have a question?
As the plan progresses, information is added to the Operation Fall Return 2020 website where frequently asked questions can also be read.
Members of The Citadel Family with questions are encouraged to submit them here.
The next virtual town hall: July 21
The next town hall is for incoming freshmen and their families. The information and link are as follows:
Citadel Class of 2024 Fall Return Town Hall: Tuesday, July 21 at 7 p.m.