Richard E. Carter
Richard Carter was named President of City University of Seattle in July 2013. Prior to being named the sixth President of City University of Seattle, President Carter served for eleven years in a variety of executive capacities in the National University System. Most recently as the Vice Chancellor of Business Operations for the National University System and the Executive Vice President of Business and Regional Operations for National University. In these roles, President Carter led National University's Regional Operations unit in its efforts related to enrollment management, outreach, community relations, and retention. He also provided leadership as its Chief Financial Officer and directed business operations for the areas of finance, human resources, facilities, and financial aid. For the National University System, he served as its Chief Financial Officer and was responsible for business development and investment management. Prior to working with the National University System, President Carter had an extensive career as a chief executive. He served as the President and Chief Executive Officer at both Radiac Inc., based in Salem, Illinois and at Signet Armorlite Inc., based in San Marcos, California. In both of these assignments President Carter succeeded at growing domestic and international operating units, improving institutional processes and increasing bottom line performance. With a rich background in marketing at Signet Armorlite Inc. and at Richardson Vicks Inc., President Carter also helped develop new marketing strategies to increase market share and improve operating margins for these organizations. Prior experience included serving as General Manager at Datron Advanced Technologies (Titan Corp.) where he was contracted to implement operations improvements in an underperforming business division and prepare it for significant growth. President Carter's deep background and proven results in business and academics are major reasons he was selected and approved by the Board of Trustees to serve as CityU's sixth President. He and his wife are delighted to call the Seattle area their new home.