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Darton State College Names Interim Vice President of Student Affairs

July 10, 2014

Photo of: Dr. Allia L. Carter

ALBANY, GA – Darton State College has named Dr. Allia L. Carter as the interim Vice President for Student Affairs. Dr. Carter began serving in her new position on July 1.

Dr. Carter has served as the Director of Academic Outreach for the College of Education and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Education Administration/Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Wayne State University (WSU) in Detroit, Michigan since 2012. In this role, she was responsible for strategic enrollment management planning and overseeing the college-wide recruitment, retention, communication, and outreach for the college.

“I am truly excited about joining Darton State College and my goal is to provide the best possible ‘Cavalier Experience’ for our students. I plan on doing this through a team of leaders who are committed to enhancing student success and the student learning experiences through the integration of curricular and co-curricular opportunities. I am proud to be a part of institution that values student success,” said Dr. Carter.

While at WSU, Dr. Carter founded the City-Wide Middle School Summit - a partnership between the WSU Federal Talent Search Program, Detroit Public Schools, and Visteon Corporation, which was designed to reduce the dropout rates of inner-city students. She also created several innovative ;early college programs for urban K-12 public school districts.

Prior to joining WSU, Dr. Carter served as Curriculum and Faculty Development Associate and Assistant Director of Curriculum and Faculty Development at Bowling Green State University. From 2004-2006, she served as the Director of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at Georgia College. In 2006, she became the Senior Director of Enrollment Services and Access responsible for strategic enrollment management planning, training and development, and grant writing for the division of Institutional Research and Enrollment Management.

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Carter joining the Darton family and lead the student affairs division. Her unique set of experiences in higher education will enable Darton State College to strengthen its support to students,” said interim President Dr. Jones.

Dr. Carter holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Siena Heights University, a Master’s degree in Educational Administration and Higher Education from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Higher Education Administration with a concentration in Educational Administration and Supervision from Bowling Green State University.

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