President's Biography

MICHAEL V. CARTER

President, Campbellsville University

Dr. Michael V. Carter

Academic Background

  • Ph.D. Ohio State University (1984)
  • M.A. Marshall University (1979)
    • Additional graduate study:  Andover-Newton Theological School, Newton Centre, MA
    • B.A.  Marshall University (1976)

Personal Data

Date of Birth:         August 12, 1954
Marital Status:       Married to Debra Ann Carter (MSSW, LCSW)
Children:                Eric 39, Alicia 32, and Wesley 25


Professional Experience

1999-Present
Campbellsville University, Campbellsville, KY
President

1985-99
Carson-Newman College, Jefferson City, TN
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Professor of Sociology

1984-85
Judson College, Elgin, IL
Instructor of Sociology and Director of Christian Ministries

1983-84
Ohio State University
Teaching Associate

1982-83
Warner Southern College, Lake Wales, FL
Chair, Sociology/Anthropology


Recent Campbellsville University Accomplishments

2014- 15  record number of on-line students and reaffirmation by SACSCOC

Fall 2013 the main campus grew by 98 resident students from 2012 with another record enrollment for the main campus (12 straight years of record enrollment).


Spring 2016 record enrollment

Ranked as a top regional university in the south by U.S.News & World Report

Among America’s Best Christian Colleges

Rated as a Military Friendly School

Named a Champions of Character Institution by the NAIA

New Facilities on campus: Numerous improvements to the campus groundsMen’s & Women’s Village Additions, the Heilman Student Complex including the Davenport Commons and the Winters Dining Hall, the School of Nursing, the Classroom Building for Carver School, the Ransdell Chapel, the School of Education, the Gosser Gymnasium, turf and lights for Finley Stadium as well as lighting for the baseball field and the tennis courts.  Currently in the planning phase are: a new School of Business, Wellness Center, and improvements for the visual arts which will result in an arts village. 

New academic programs have been added with CU now offering over 80 programs of study including 24 master’s degrees, seven postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs

New regional sites have been opened in Louisville, Hodgenville, and Somerset with continued growth of CU’s regional footprint in process.

New athletic programs include: archery, bowling, bass fishing, men’s and women’s wrestling.

Religious Affiliation

Member of Campbellsville Baptist Church