Saturday, January 2, 2010

Former Provost Making News in Charlotte

Dr. Ron Carter, who was formerly provost and dean of Coker College is now the president of Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, NC. He is working quickly to help build Johnson C. Smith into a more influential institution inside Charlotte. One of his initiatives is making this school into a premier "Urban university." Some of the impact that Dr. Carter is making was noted in an article in THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER. The article is interesting and though no other names are mentioned, I believe one former Coker faculty member, Wanda Ebright, is at the center of some of this change as she is now with Johnson C. Smith and one of the people at the center of the emerging new performing arts curriculum that is being developed at the school.

As Coker is currently in the midst of building a strategic plan under Dr. Robert Wyatt, our new president, it is interesting to see how Dr.Carter has moved to put his ideas into play at JCSU. As we enter a new year and perhaps a new decade, it is going to be interesting and exciting to be part of the growth and vision that is to be Coker College over the next several years.

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