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President's Bio

Doane's 12th President

Dr. Jacque Carter, UNE's provost and vice president of Academic Affairs for the past five years, is Doane's 12th President. Carter became president of Doane College on July 1, 2011.


Background & Experience

Dr. Carter received his BS and MS from Northern Illinois University in Biological Sciences and his Ph.D. from the College of William and Mary in Marine Sciences.  

After three years as a conservation research fellow in Belize for Wildlife Conservation Society, he began his academic career teaching biology at Bucknell University in 1987. He joined the University of New England faculty in 1989, becoming dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in 1998.

For the past five years, he managed internal administrative operations of UNE.

At UNE he helped:

  • secure significant grants and gifts
  • expanded study abroad 
  • expanded academic partnerships overseas
  • established a Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology
  • established an office of International Programs
  • launched successful online programs


Photo of Dr. Carter and his wife Judy.His Family

Carter and his wife, Judy, were longtime residents of Kennebunkport, Maine. They have a son and a daughter. They look forward to the chance to engage with the Crete community and to get to know the Lincoln and Grand Island communities as well, which are home to Doane's non-traditional and graduate campuses.


Doane's Future

Doane has made considerable strides forward in its strategic goals, and he feels fortunate to have an opportunity "to lead a college in such a strong position."

It's also a college that felt like home, he said.

"I couldn't be happier about being the next president," Carter said. "I think Doane is a college on the move."