Doane's 12th President
Dr. Jacque Carter, the former University of New England's provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, is Doane's 12th president. He officially became president of Doane in July 2011.
Background & Experience
Dr. Carter received his bachelor's and master's from Northern Illinois University in biological sciences and his doctorate 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.
From 2006-11, he managed internal administrative operations of UNE.
At UNE he helped:
- Secure significant grants and gifts;
- Expanded the study abroad program;
- Developed more academic partnerships overseas;
- Established the school's Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology;
- Founded its office of international programs;
- And launched a successful online program.
Carter and his wife Judy, who have a son and daughter, were longtime residents of Kennebunkport, Maine. Now in the Crete, they enjoy connecting with the local community and getting to know the Grand Island, Lincoln and Omaha communities as well, which are home to each of Doane's three School of Graduate and Professional Studies campuses.
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 in 2011. "I think Doane is a college on the move."