New vice president of facilities and engineering to begin at The Citadel

The Citadel

Civil engineer and strategic planning specialist Jeffrey Lamberson to begin in March

The Citadel is bringing in a civil engineer and strategic planning specialist to serve as the vice president of facilities and engineering, directing the maintenance and development of all campus structures and physical improvements. Cmdr. Jeffrey Lamberson, USN (Ret.) will join The Citadel overseeing one of the college’s largest teams and operations beginning March 1.

“We need an expert with broad experience across the spectrum of engineering activities to lead the maintenance of our iconic campus and direct the capital improvement projects we are planning over the next several years,” said Gen. Glenn M. Walters, USMC (Ret.) president of The Citadel. “Jeff Lamberson has led facilities and construction projects and maintenance worth hundreds of millions of dollars, developed elegant working relationships with stakeholders and contributed to diverse master planning efforts for the University of South Carolina. His experience in the Navy, in industry and at the University of South Carolina makes him the ideal choice for our vice president of facilities and engineering.”

In the past decade, Lamberson completed $1.2 billion in planning, design and construction for the University of South Carolina (USC) and its regional campuses, including the $106.5 million LEED Platinum certified Darla Moore School of Business facility. In addition, he updated the USC master plan and design standards in 2010 and 2018, serving as the director of special projects.

Lamberson has more than 30 years of experience. As a Navy commander, he managed facilities and projects in Texas, Italy, Spain and Washington, D.C., where he was responsible for a $220 million facilities management program with 175 people across 18 installations. After retiring from the Navy, Lamberson managed infrastructure projects in third world countries for a private firm.

Lamberson graduated from The Citadel in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He went on to earn a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Science degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.

As vice president for facilities and engineering, Lamberson will take over for retired Air Force Lt. Col. Jay Beam, who served as the associate vice president of facilities and engineering until he passed away in the fall of 2018.