BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College announced the naming of Panther Stadium on campus Saturday, as the General Charles C. Krulak Stadium, after Birmingham-Southern's 13th President.
Current BSC President Dr. Ed Leonard and Bruce Rogers, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, made the official announcement before the Panthers' homecoming football game against Millsaps College.
General Krulak came to the Hilltop in June of 2011, and quickly began the challenge of turning around BSC's financial fortunes, increasing enrollment, raising funds in support of the mission of the College, and working to achieve a 10-year reaccreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges of the South (SACS). General Krulak did not accept a salary during his four-year tenure as President, and gave a significant amount of his own dollars to support Birmingham-Southern.
"Birmingham-Southern College is so proud to recognize the extraordinary leadership and service of General Krulak by naming Panther Stadium in his honor," Leonard said. "The incredible work that was done to restore the health of Birmingham-Southern during General Krulak's presidency was significant and worthy of special recognition. The General Charles C. Krulak Stadium will be a lasting tribute to his legacy on the Hilltop."
"Our coaches, student-athletes, and their parents are very pleased that the College would recognize General Krulak's extraordinary leadership and selfless service by naming Panther Stadium in his honor," Athletic Director Joe Dean, Jr., said. "This is a most fitting tribute to an amazing man who completely turned around the College at a critical time in our history."
Birmingham-Southern's football, men and women's lacrosse, and men and women's track and field teams all compete at the General Charles C. Krulak Stadium.