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Doane's 12th President
Dr. Jacque Carter, the University of New England's former provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, is Doane's 12th president. Carter was inaugurated as president of Doane on July 1, 2011.
Background & Experience
Dr. Carter received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science from Northern Illinois University in Biological Sciences. He earned his doctorate in Marine Sciences from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.
After three years as a conservation research fellow in Belize for the Wildlife Conservation Society, he began his academic career teaching biology at Bucknell University (Lewisburg, Pennsylvania) in 1987. He joined the University of New England faculty in 1989, becoming dean of its College of Arts and Sciences in 1998.
For the five years before he joined Doane, he managed UNE's internal administrative operations at the cabinet level.
At UNE, he helped:
- Secure significant grants and gifts
- Expand study abroad programs and develop an international programs office
- Grow academic partnerships overseas
- Establish the university's Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology
- Launch successful online programs
Carter and his wife Judy (left) 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 Grand Island, Lincoln and Omaha communities as well, which are home to Doane's campuses for working adults and graduate students.
Doane has made considerable strides forward in its strategic goals, and Dr. Carter feels fortunate to have an opportunity "to lead a college in such a strong position."
It's also a college that feels like home.
"I couldn't be happier about being the next president," Carter said in 2011. "I think Doane is a college on the move."