In Memoriam: David G. Carter, 1942-2018

David G. Carter, former chancellor of the Connecticut State University System and former president of Eastern Connecticut State University, died on March 17 in Arizona. He was 75 years old and had suffered from cancer.

A native of Dayton, Ohio, Dr. Carter held a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio. He earned a master’s degree in curriculum and supervision from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and a Ph.D. in educational development and administration from Ohio State University.

Dr. Carter began his career as a teacher, principal, and administrator at public schools in Ohio. He then spent four years on the faculty in the College of Education at Pennsylvania State University. He then joined the faculty at the University of Connecticut and served in various positions such as associate vice president for academic affairs, associate dean in the School of Education, and professor of educational administration.

In 1988 Dr. Carter was appointed president of Eastern Connecticut State University in Windham. He was the first African American to serve as president of a four-year institution of higher education in the state. Dr. Carter was appointed chancellor of the state university system in 2006 and served in that role until 2010.

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  1. Jessica, May God’s peace and love surround you and your family, give you comfort during this time.

    To the family of Dr. Carter, thank you for sharing your love of Christ by answering God’s call to educate others.

    Our son is a current student of Eastern Ct.

    God bless you, God bless the life and teachings of Dr. Carter.

  2. I went to Eastern. My son went to Eastern 25 years afterwards
    Dr Carter was an great educator, and amazing person and a true gentleman.
    He is already missed.

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