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May 9, 2016 – SEATTLE, Washington. – President Richard Carter announced that he will be retiring from City University of Seattle effective June 30, 2016.

During Carter’s tenure, CityU experienced growth in worldwide enrollment, attained doctoral-level accreditation, achieved programmatic accreditations with ABET and CACREP, and secured a top-30 ranking on US News and World Report’s best online-bachelor’s list.

“It has been my great honor,” said President Carter, “to lead a dynamic University so committed to serving those with the desire to learn. I have had the pleasure of working with a dedicated faculty and staff, and of serving many thousands of students in North America, Asia, and Europe. I thank our board of trustees and CityU’s inspiring students for entrusting me with this great responsibility.”

The University’s Board of Trustees has initiated a search for City University of Seattle’s next president. Details on the search can be found at

About City University of Seattle:
City University of Seattle is a private nonprofit university accredited at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level. CityU is dedicated to serving the working adult and transfer student and is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 30 for online bachelor degree programs, and among the top 20 online programs for Veterans in the U.S. It offers over 60 flexible online, onsite and performance-based programs. CityU has its headquarters and main campus in Seattle, Washington and has sites throughout North America, Asia, and Europe. To learn more about CityU visit

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