The American College of the Building Arts

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Lt. Gen. Colby M. Broadwater, III

M.A., Naval War College
M.A., Salve Regina University
B.A., The Citadel

Lieutenant General Colby M. Broadwater, III, is the third president of the American College of the Building Arts. He became president in April of 2008.

President Broadwater came to the American College of the Building Arts after a 34-year military career in which he garnered numerous accolades. During his tenure, LTG(R) Broadwater has streamlined operations and is leading the College's efforts to receive accreditation. He is also credited with reducing the College's debt load, reorganizing staffing levels and implementing programs that have increased student enrollment, even with the current uncertainty of the economic climate – all without any degradation of ACBA's education product.

Prior to being named president, Lt. General Broadwater served on the ACBA Board of Trustees and spent one and a half years working in corporate America, on national and international levels, overseeing multi-million dollar government contracts.

During President Broadwater's military career, he served as a key advisor and staff member at the highest echelons: Office of the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff; Headquarters, US European Command; Joint Headquarters Centre, NATO, First United States Army Headquarters, III US Corps and Fort Hood. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, Lt. General Broadwater commanded operations in Turkey and Northern Iraq.

Lt. General Broadwater is married to Jane Mason Broadwater of Summerville, SC. He received a B.A. from The Citadel, an M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College, and an M.A. in International Relations from Salve Regina University.

C-level Executives


Dr. A. Wade Razzi

Chief Academic Officer

Ph.D., Oxford University
M.A., University of Maryland
B.A., Rutgers University


Chad H. Urban

Chief Financial Officer

J.D., The Ohio State University
B.S., University of South Carolina

Mr. Urban is an attorney and a reservist with the United States Army Reserve. After serving as an adjudicator in Workers Compensation, he transitioned into higher education, eventually serving as the Director of General Education and Interim Dean at Virginia College.

Mr. Urban began volunteering with ACBA in February of 2013, when he took the time to code the college’s records database from scratch. Following this, he transitioned into the role of both the registrar and financial aid director for the college.


James M. Waddell

Chief Operating Officer

B.A., The Citadel

Mr. Waddell has been with ACBA since 2010 serving as the backbone of the College. Ensuring that the College seamlessly operates involves a myriad of responsibilities that requires Mr. Waddell to draw upon his 30+ years of management experience.

Mr. Waddell has lead the way on the Trolley Barn project in areas ranging from permitting, plan approvals, and politics. As we finalize the new campus, Mr. Waddell can move on to the next big project!



Georgia Guerrero

Student Services Coordinator

M.Ed., Florida Atlantic University
B.S., University of Florida


Leigh Handal

Director of Institutional Advancement

M.A., University of South Carolina
B.A., College of Charleston


Hailey Marthaler

Director of Admissions

M.S., Robert Morris University
B.A., Allegheny College


Kamilla G. Urban


B.S., The Ohio State University

Virginia C.W. Waddell


B.S., University of Washington
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