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VIRTUAL ROTARY: U of SC President, Robert Caslen

September 21, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Bob Caslen, the University of South Caro­lina’s 29th president, is a retired Army lieutenant general and former superintendent and president of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

“I am at South Carolina because of my love of the next generation of men and women who are going to be the leaders and contributors in service to their communities,” Caslen says. “I want to give back to this next generation.”

During his time at West Point, the academy was recognized as the nation’s No. 1 public college by U.S. News and World Report and Forbes magazine. After retiring from the Army in 2018, Caslen became the senior counsel to the president at the University of Central Florida and served as interim chief financial officer.

Caslen grew up in Vermont, where he worked in his family’s ski lodge business and was on the high school ski and football teams. From there, he was recruited to play football at West Point. Along with his bachelor’s degree from West Point, Caslen holds an MBA in finance from Long Island University and a master’s in industrial engineering from Kansas State University. He and his wife, Shelly, have been married for 42 years and have three sons and four grand­children.


Rotarians: We continue to monitor the news and guidelines on public meetings and have temporarily suspended in-person meetings. In the meantime, we’re excited to announce two ways to stay connected to our community.

We are currently hosting virtual Rotary meetings. You will receive call in information in each weekly newsletter email on Thursday evenings. Meetings will be conducted via Zoom on each Monday from 12:30 – 1:15 p.m. Zoom allows for meetings to be held by audio (call in and listen on your phone) and by video (use your phone or computer to watch and listen).

An archive of  our meetings categorized by meeting date can be found at VIMEO.


September 21, 2020
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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