• Cox now president/CEO of CGSC Foundation

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  • CGSC Foundation release
    New Command and General Staff College Foundation President and Chief Executive Officer retired Col. Roderick M. Cox officially assumed duties this week as the third president/CEO of the foundation. Cox’s selection was announced in October.
    The foundation’s search began in April after current President/CEO Doug Tystad announced his retirement. Foundation Chair Mike Hockley led the foundation’s selection committee and announced the results internally to the board of trustees Sept 14.
    “It is an honor to be the successor to (retired) Colonel Doug Tystad as the president and chief executive officer of the Command and General Staff College Foundation,” Cox said. “Doug served our foundation for five years and under his leadership our impact and contributions to the college have been extraordinary. He was an outstanding CEO and an even better friend.”
    Cox, who moves into the president/CEO job from his position as the program director of the foundation’s Simons Center, said his initial focus will be on reinforcing the public’s understanding of the foundation’s mission and to increase fundraising efforts where possible.
    The CGSC Foundation’s organizational vision is “to support the development of leaders of character and competence for ethical service to the nation,” Cox said. He added that the CGSC Foundation’s mission is to support the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in three general areas: scholarship, outreach, and soldier and family support. Programs within these areas include the Simons Center for Interagency Cooperation, the InterAgency Journal, the Colin Powell Lecture Series, the annual ethics symposium and the General Hugh Shelton Distinguished Visiting Chair of Ethics, the National Security Roundtable program, the various lecture series, support for youth summer reading programs, support for scholarships through the Fort Leavenworth Spouses’ Club, the annual “Celebration of International Friendship,” the Foundation News magazine, sponsorship of academic and achievement awards for students and faculty, and many more.
    “As you can see from this list of programs, the foundation works hard to support the college in a variety of areas,” Cox said. “Some programs are more popular than others with donors, but we believe all of them are important and worth reminding everyone that if they believe in our mission, we need their support. None of these programs exist without public contributions. We are a non-profit, private corporation; we get no funding from the government.”
    Cox added that anyone who would like a better understanding of the CGSC Foundation and the college can contact him at rcox@cgscf.org or the Foundation Director of Development Joan Cabell at joan@cgscf.org, telephone (913) 651-0624 and set up a visit where they can take a short tour of the post and the college to learn more.
    Page 2 of 2 - Individuals and organizations can contribute to the CGSC Foundation online at www.cgscfoundation.org or by mail to: CGSC Foundation Inc., 100 Stimson Ave., Suite 1149, Fort Leavenworth, KS, 66027.
    The CGSC Foundation was established Dec. 28, 2005, as a tax-exempt, non-profit private corporation. For a full biography of the new president/CEO and to learn more about the CGSC Foundation and its mission to support the education of leaders at CGSC, visit www.cgscfoundation.org.
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