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Citadel Names New VP for Finance

Dec 05, 2017 02:27PM ● By Kathleen Maris

Charles L. Cansler III will become The Citadel’s CFO and vice president for finance in mid-December. Cansler has 30 years of executive leadership, accounting, and consulting experience including serving as vice chancellor for finance and administration at the University of Arkansas - Little Rock. Additionally, he worked as university controller for North Carolina State University, where he managed a team of 37 people overseeing the university’s net assets of $1.92 billion.

Prior to joining senior staff at The Citadel, Cansler worked as the higher education expert for Oracle, Inc., a multinational computer technology corporation. Cansler holds a Master of Business Administration from Baylor University, a Bachelor of Science in Management from Georgia Institute of Technology, and a post-baccalaureate of Accounting and Graduate Taxation from Georgia State University.

Cansler replaces Col. Joseph L. Garcia, USAF, who left The Citadel earlier in the year to accept a position with State University of New York (SUNY) Empire State College.