SEATTLE, WA. - Dr. Jerry C. Lee, Chancellor of the National University System, announced today - Richard Carter has been named
President of City University of Seattle. Mr. Carter is joining City University of Seattle from the National University System and
his appointment as President is effective July 1, 2013.
A Letter from the President
Dear City University of Seattle students, staff, faculty and alumni.
I am honored to accept the City University of Seattle's Board of Trustees appointment to become the new President of City University of Seattle. It
will be my privilege to serve as the sixth President in the University's rich forty year history.
As many of you may already know, prior to joining CityU, I served a dual role as the Vice Chancellor of Business Operations for National
University System (NUS) and Executive Vice President of Business and Regional Operations for National University. Over the past ten years,
I focused my time and efforts towards expanding the recruitment, enrollments and retention of students, the outreach to the various
communities that National serves, and strengthening the financial and the human resources of the University and System affiliates. I had
the good fortune to see the University and the System thrive and prosper. It has been personally gratifying to have been part of these
accomplishments as a member of the team led by Chancellor Lee.
I now look forward to leading and pursuing similar success for City University of Seattle. CityU is widely known as an institution deeply
rooted in its commitment to the working adult and providing access to anyone with a desire to learn. Both NUS and I personally share those
mission-driven values and I take seriously the responsibility of taking the helm of this proud and established institution.
I have always viewed the enhancement of the student's satisfaction, experience and value as a university's foremost obligation. My goal as
CityU's newest President will be to embolden those qualities and continue to develop and expand services to all its constituents and collaborating communities.
While I settle into my new role and new residence here in the Pacific Northwest, I invite you to contact me with any ideas, observations
or questions about how we can further enhance the CityU experience.
I hope to see or talk with many of you soon.
Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your President.
City University of Seattle
The President’s Biography
Prior to being named the sixth President of City University of Seattle and moving to the Pacific Northwest, Richard Carter served in a
variety of executive capacities for National University and the National University System. Most recently, he served the dual role of
Vice Chancellor, Business Operations for the National University System and Executive Vice President of Business and Regional Operations
for National University. In these roles, Mr. Carter led National's Regional Operations in its efforts related to advance recruitment,
enrollment, outreach, community relationships, articulation, and retention. He also provided leadership in Business Operations for the
areas of finance, human resources, facilities, and financial aid.
Preceding his work at National University, Richard led an extensive career as the chief executive at San Diego-based Titan Corporation,
where he turned around the operation and sold it to Datron Advanced Technologies-Mobile Electronics Division. In addition, Richard was a
chief executive at Radiac, Inc.; Signet Armorlite, Inc.; and Richardson Vicks, Inc. In each of these companies, Richard was able to help
the organizations achieve the efficiencies and success they needed to prosper.
Richard'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.
Richard and his wife are delighted to call the Seattle area their new home, and look forward to getting to know the Pacific Northwest landscape and community.
SEATTLE, WA. - Richard Carter has been named President of City University of Seattle (CityU), Dr. Jerry C. Lee, Chancellor
of the National University System, announced today. Mr. Carter is joining City University of Seattle from the National
University System and his appointment as President is effective July 1, 2013.
"Mr. Carter has been an integral part of the growth and success of National University and the National University System over
the years, and we expect a seamless transition as he leads City University of Seattle as it begins its affiliation with the
System," said Dr. Lee. "We are fortunate and excited to have someone with Mr. Carter's experience and knowledge available to
lead CityU during this important time."
"I am honored to be named President of such a distinguished academic institution as City University of Seattle," said Mr. Carter.
"For more than 40 years, CityU has been committed to improving the lives of its unique student population. We will remain true to
that vision as we continue to offer a quality academic experience that meets the needs of our students both in the Great Northwest
and across the globe."
Mr. Carter has served in a variety of capacities during his time with National University and the National University System. Most
recently, he has served the dual role of Vice Chancellor, Business Operations for the National University System and Executive
Vice President of Business and Regional Operations for National University. In that role, Mr. Carter led National's Regional
Operations in its efforts related to recruitment, enrollment, outreach, community relationships, articulation, and retention.
He also provided leadership in Business Operations for the areas of finance, human resources, facilities, and financial aid.
Mr. Carter originally came to National University from San Diego-based Titan Corporation, where his assignment was the turnaround
and sale of its Datron Advanced Technologies-Mobile Electronics Division. Previously he served as President and Chief Executive
Officer of Radiac, Inc. He also served as Vice President for Sales Marketing and Distribution, Executive Vice President, and
then President and Chief Executive Officer for Signet Armorlite, Inc. He also served earlier with increasing levels of
responsibility in sales and marketing at Richardson Vicks, Inc.
Mr. Carter earned a bachelor of science in International Marketing from the University of Arizona and a bachelor of arts from
the American Graduate School of International Management.
City University of Seattle became an affiliate of the National University System in May 2013.
- City University of Seattle (CityU) will now be affiliated with one of the nation's largest nonprofit private university systems
- CityU will retain its name, identity, and standing as an independent regionally-accredited, nonprofit university
- Headquartered in Seattle, CityU has locations throughout Washington State and across the globe
LA JOLLA, Calif. and SEATTLE, Wash. - The National University System announced today that Seattle, Washington-based City University of
Seattle (CityU) will become the newest affiliate of the National University System.
"The addition of City University of Seattle will serve to broaden the scope of educational opportunities available to all of
the students of the National University System, including students at CityU," said Dr. Jerry C. Lee, Chancellor of the National
University System. "The National University System and City University of Seattle share a common mission - providing access to a
quality, student-centered nonprofit education that is convenient, affordable, and relevant. City University of Seattle will be an
important and welcome addition to the National University System."
CityU's affiliation with the National University System will significantly strengthen the University by providing it with the
resources necessary to meet the ever-evolving demands of the 21st century student. Being affiliated with the National University
System includes CityU in the same system as National University, which has an endowment that ranks among the 200 largest college
and university endowments in the United States. As an affiliate of the System, CityU will retain its name, identity and standing
as an independent, regionally-accredited, nonprofit university and maintain its commitment to serving anyone with the desire to learn.
The academic programs at City University of Seattle fall under six areas: the School of Management; the Albright School of
Education; the Division of Arts and Sciences; the Division of Doctoral Studies; the International College; and the Washington
Academy of Languages. CityU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), a regional
accrediting body approved by the U.S. Department of Education. CityU has maintained continuous accreditation with the Commission
since 1978, earning reaffirmation of accreditation in its last review in 2008.
The National University System was established in 2001 to meet the emerging demands for education in the 21st Century. The System
offers multiple entry points in an integrated multi-tiered alliance of institutions. In addition to City University of Seattle, the
affiliates of the National University System include: National University, the second-largest private, nonprofit institution in
California and the 12th-largest in the United States; John F. Kennedy University; National University International; the Division
of Pre-College Programs, consisting of National University Virtual High School and National University Academy; Spectrum Pacific
Learning; and WestMed College.
CityU offers programs online, in classrooms, or both. In addition to its headquarters in Seattle, the University has locations
throughout Washington State and around the globe in Australia, Canada, Mexico, Slovakia, Greece, Romania, the Czech Republic, China, Vietnam, and India.
CityU's affiliation with the System has been approved by the National University System Board of Trustees, CityU's Board of
Governors, and the NWCCU. The affiliation agreement is expected to be finalized by May 1, 2013.
"Since 1973 CityU has been committed to providing a relevant, flexible and accessible education for students managing their education
alongside work and life's many competing responsibilities," said Lee Gorsuch, President of City University of Seattle. "The National
University System shares this vision. By working within the System's framework and leveraging its resources, City University of Seattle's
ability to educate and inspire change in our students and the community we serve is strengthened."
About the National University System
National University System was established to meet the emerging challenges and demands of education in the 21st century. The System is uniquely
aligned to connect a diverse population of students to a network of innovative educational programs that are relevant to their lives, careers,
and the marketplace and are delivered in a format that respects competing life priorities. Dr. Jerry C. Lee has served as the System's
Chancellor since it was founded in 2001. The current affiliates of the System are: National University; John F. Kennedy University; City
University of Seattle; National University International; the Division of Pre-College Programs, which includes National University Virtual
High School and National University Academy; Spectrum Pacific Learning; and WestMed College. Entities related to the System include: the
National University System Institute for Policy Research; the Center for Integrative Health; National University Golf Academy; and the
Center for Performance Psychology. For more information, visit www.nusystem.org
SEATTLE, WA. - Today, City University of Seattle, a private nonprofit university based in Seattle was selected as an
educational provider for AMECO. CityU of Seattle was selected as a result of a competitive application process by
which CityU was selected to be the best candidate for this program offering in China.
AMECO is the world's leader in integrated mobile equipment and tool solutions. Headquartered in Greenville, South
Caroline, AMECO provides a wide range of services to construction, mining, government and industrial markets around
the world. It does this by bringing some of the best people, practices and assets together, reducing total costs,
and providing customers with the best customer experience possible. As a result of this opportunity, employees of
AMECO in China have the ability to earn their Master of Business in Administration (MBA)
with City University of
Seattle in China at the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE)
. This year and every other year
henceforth, AMECO will send five to eight students to earn their MBA with CityU of Seattle at its programs in
China. The first cohort will begin, May 2013.
This affiliation underlines CityU of Seattle's commitment to furthering access to education worldwide and advancing
knowledge in the workplace. For more information about CityU's other affiliations and partnerships around the world, go
SEATTLE, WA. - This month marks two major accomplishments for City University of Seattle - a private nonprofit university
based in Seattle, WA. The university was recognized by US News & World Report to be among the top 50 online bachelor
programs in the nation. At the same time, CityU of Seattle is proud to open a state of the art campus and worldwide
headquarters in downtown Seattle and dedicate it to the thousands of students and over 50,000 alumni it serves worldwide.
CityU's Seattle campus will play a significant role in its ability to continually deliver globally relevant in-demand
certificate, undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs. The new facility supports the development and deployment
of CityU's rich educational content. The campus occupies nearly 100,000 square feet of an iconic Seattle building in
Seattle's Belltown neighborhood; and features 18 interactive and live-streaming classrooms, 21 breakout conference
rooms, a high capacity conference center and much more.
This Seattle campus meets the needs of the 21st Century student in innovative and flexible ways, and is a showcase for
collaborative learning design in its architecture and furnishings, while embracing individualized learning styles with
personalized study spaces. The heart of the university is the Dr. Vi Tasler Library and Learning Resource Center,
which offers an assortment of technologies, collaborative rooms, shared tables, private booths, and more. Here students
and staff can meet and engage with one another from around the world.
To deliver on CityU's commitment to international education, the Seattle campus is also home to the International
– the first global college within a university in the U.S. Students in the International College have the
opportunity to study on-location around the world at any of CityU's 33 sites across 11 countries, all while receiving
a U.S. regionally accredited bachelor degree.
According to the President of CityU, Lee Gorsuch, "CityU's Seattle campus is the backbone for creating globally
recognized and relevant curriculum and educational experiences that enrich the lives of our students from Belltown
to Bratislava. Our new innovative campus enables CityU to compete on a worldwide stage for top students and faculty
alike. We are excited to see what the future holds."
Visit CityU of Seattle's urban campus page
to find out more about this new campus.
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