FeRita Carter has been selected as interim president of Riverside City College in California. Riverside City College enrolls just under 18,000 students, according to the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Education. African Americans make up 7 percent of the student body.
“It is a humbling experience to be named interim president of Riverside City College,” Dr. Carter said. “I am overcome with honor and gratitude knowing that the chancellor is confident in my abilities and professional preparations to entrust me to lead, guide, and nurture the college.”
Dr. Carter has been serving as vice president of student services at the college. Prior to joining the staff at Riverside City College, Dr. Carter was the dean of the School of Business and Technology and a full-time political science faculty member at Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina. She also has served as vice president for student affairs and vice president for institutional advancement at Voorhees College in South Carolina and vice president for student affairs and special assistant to the president and director of Title III Programs at Mississippi Valley State University.
Dr. Carter is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she majored in industrial and systems engineering. She holds a master of public administration degree from the Montgomery campus of Auburn University in Alabama and a Ph.D. in public policy and administration from Mississippi State University.