Chancellor named at UNC-Pembroke

Posted April 9, 2010 1:14 p.m. EDT

— The UNC Board of Governors on Friday elected Kyle R. Carter, provost and senior vice chancellor at Western Carolina University, to be the next chancellor at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

Carter, 62, will assume his new duties July 1, succeeding Charles R. Jenkins, who has served as chancellor on an interim basis since last June.

“Kyle Carter brings to the task more than three decades of academic and leadership experience at respected public universities, including one of our own UNC institutions," Bowles said in a statement. "At each step along the way, he has proven himself to be an engaged and effective leader who promotes collaboration and strategic thinking, academic excellence and student success. He has also earned a reputation for great integrity, sound judgment and an unwavering commitment to community engagement and outreach."

Carter has served as WCU's chief academic officer since 2004. He was credited with redesigning the strategic planning process and modifying the campus’ institutional mission to focus on regional engagement.

A native of Atlanta, Carter graduated from Mercer University with a degree in psychology and earned master's and doctoral degrees in educational psychology from the University of Georgia. He began his academic career as an assistant professor of psychology at Valdosta State College and spent 22 years as a faculty member and administrator at the University of Northern Colorado.

Before going to WCU, he spent six years as provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Central Missouri.