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Listed below are a series of photos of General Rosa and Mrs Rosa.

Note to media: A high resolution version of the photos is available by clicking on the image. Please credit Russell K. Pace, Citadel Photography, unless otherwise specified.

In July 2005 after being named 19th president, Rosa talks excitedly about his alma mater.  "The Citadel's a challenging place," he said.  "It's a tough place, but when you finish, it's one of the most rewarding things you could do with your life.  And I knew that what I went through here in those four years prepared me to do anything in life.  It gives you the confidence and self esteem other institutions might not."
Speaking with freshmen cadets in August 2005 shortly after he is named president, Rosa said, "Character starts with integrity.  Integrity is doing the right thing when nobody's watching.  And character, to me, is integrity over time.  Every great leader I know is a man or a woman of character. . . . Without character, you're nobody."
Rosa makes his first appearance as president November 19, 2005, at The Citadel-VMI game in Lexington, Va.
Rosa accepts the Silver Shako from VMI Superintendent Gen. Binford Peay after the Bulldogs win 22-14. (Photo credit: Dan Grogan.)
Rosa begins his first day as president Jan. 3, 2006. A member of the class of 1973, he returns to his alma mater after serving as the superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.
February 2006:  Rosa attends the Roper-St. Francis Gala with his wife, Donna.  The Rosas began dating when he was a sophomore.  They were married in Summerall Chapel in July 1973.
Walking across the quad of Padgett-Thomas Barracks with Regimental Commander Cadet Col. Ogden Nash, Rosa talks about leadership.
In his first official address to cadets as president, Rosa said, "There are a lot of good things going on here, but every organization that rests on his laurels soon finds that others pass it by.  We need to think about The Citadel of the future and how we stay relevant in the 21st century."
Donna Rosa waves to cadets after she's introduced by her husband.  Mrs. Rosa is a Charleston native.
During his first president's inspection February 25, 2006, Rosa examines the rifle of a cadet.
Brad Rosa graduates from The Citadel in 2003--30 years after his father. The Rosas have two sons, Jonathan and Brad, and a grandson, Michael Bradley, who is the son of Jonathan and his wife, Elisha.
The Rosas attend the Corps Day parade Friday, March 17.  One of the most highly attended weekends, Corps Day Weekend is the celebration of the college's beginnings.  This year the college celebrates 163 years.
The lessons he learned as a cadet followed Rosa throughout a successful 32-year career in the Air Force.  In particular, he remembers learning about attention to detail and standards.
Rosa is the keynote speaker March 18, 2006, for the gala to promote The Citadel Foundation's campaign.  "The impact on The Citadel of this $100 million campaign will be huge," said Rosa. "It will help us ensure that a Citadel education will remain affordable for the next generation and that a Citadel education will remain relevant in the 21st century."

Official portrait.

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