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Carol Cartwright

Carol Cartwright

Carol A. Cartwright is an American academic administrator and former president of Bowling Green State University. She became interim president in July 2008, president on January 6, 2009, and retired in June, 2011. During her time as President, the University continued a trend of declining enrollment caused by the Great Recession and saw one of the smallest Fall Freshman class in its history.[1]

Carol Cartwright
President of Bowling Green State University
In office
Preceded bySidney A. Ribeau
Succeeded byMary Ellen Mazey
President of Kent State University
In office
March 1991  July 2006
Personal details
Alma materUniversity of Pittsburgh

She served as the 10th president and first woman president of Kent State University (March 1991-July 2006).[2] Cartwright was previously the vice chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of California at Davis and dean for undergraduate programs and vice provost at The Pennsylvania State University.

In 2010 Dr. Cartwright was elected as vice chair to NPR.[3]

Dr. Cartwright earned master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and her bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater.

Cartwright Hall at Kent State University was named after Carol Cartwright[4]


  1. Feehan, Jennifer "BGSU President Cartwright prepares to leave post" June 23, 2011, accessed January 26, 2012.
  2. Galbincea, Barb "Carol Cartwright, former Kent State president, gets top job at Bowling Green",, January 06, 2009, accessed December 15, 2010.
  3. "Meet New NPR Board Chair and Vice Chair, and NPR Foundation Board Chair". Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  4. Kano, Krista. "Kent State names buildings for FedEx, president Warren". Record-Courier. Retrieved 9 October 2019.

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