Michele Carter Will Be the First African American Chancellor of Central Texas College in Killeen

Michele Carter was appointed chancellor of Central Texas College in Killeen. When she takes office on July 1, she will be the first woman and the first African American to lead the college.

Central Texas College is a two-year public college with enrollments of nearly 9,000 students. African Americans make up 24 percent of the student body.

“I personally understand the obstacles many students face,” Dr. Carter said. “I am dedicated to making education accessible and equitable so all students can experience a clear pathway into the workforce and a better life for them and their families.”

Dr. Carter began her career at Central Texas College 32 years ago as a receptionist. Most recently, she has served as deputy chancellor of finance and administration.

Dr. Carter holds an associate degree in general studies from Central Texas College. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Central Texas, an MBA from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas, and a doctorate in educational leadership and management from Capella University.

Related Articles


  1. I am ready to pack to go to Kileen, Texas. I’ve got to plan the trip around my arthritis. You know those “Ritist” boys and Arthur is the worse of the bunch!

    Gene Allen

  2. Congratulations Dr. Carter what a profound statement to soar at your alma mater, please continue to represent!!

Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

Alcorn State University Announces Unique STEM-Focused MBA Degree Program

The new STEM-MBA program at Alcorn State, the first of its kind in the state of Mississippi, will prepare students to become business leaders in STEM industries through courses on foundational STEM and business concepts, as well as data analysis and strategic decision-making.

Five Black Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at Universities Across the United States

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to dean positions at universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@jbhe.com.

PNC Partners With Howard University to Empower Black Entrepreneurship

The Howard University and PNC National Center for Entrepreneurship aims to support and educate Black entrepreneurs from across the country. The collaborative initiative includes three other HBCU partners: Morgan State University, Clark Atlanta University, and Texas Southern University.

Saida Grundy Wins Race, Gender, and Class Book Award From the American Sociology Association

Dr. Grundy's book, Respectable: Politics and Paradox in Making the Morehouse Man, explores the culture and experiences of graduates from Morehouse College in Atlanta, the country's only historically Black college for men.

Featured Jobs