David H. Roe

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David H. Roe, Ph.D. | President, Board of Directors of U. S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy | President, Central College

"Dr. Roe became Central College’s 20th president in 1998. Since then, he has led the college in Pella, Iowa. Dr. Roe graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he won a Rhodes scholarship to study at Oxford University in England. He was named a White House Fellow in 1975, during which he served as special assistant to the Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare. Dr. Roe’s military career includes stops as director of NATO policy at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.; special assistant to the director of the joint staff at the Pentagon, and defense planner for the U.S. mission to NATO in Brussels, Belgium. After retiring from the Air Force, he served as executive vice president and CFO of USAA, a San Antonio-based financial services corporation. In 1991, he became president of United Services Life Co. of Arlington, VA, and retired as chief executive officer and president of the United Services Life division of ReliaStar." [1]

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  1. Directors, U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy, accessed August 17, 2008.