Campbellsville University President Michael V. Carter has announced his retirement.
“It has been a great honor to serve this wonderful university, its faculty, staff, coaches and students,” Carter said in a press release. He has served as president for nearly 22 years. “We have accomplished and exceeded many of the goals we first envisioned. It is time for a new chapter in my life.”
His wife, Debbie Carter the director of the Bridges to Success program, is also retiring. Their last official day will be Dec. 31, 2020.
The board will announce new leadership in the coming days, the press release said.
Henry Lee, chair of the Campbellsville University Board of Trustees, praised what he Carter’s profound influence on the school
“He has set a course that has forever transformed Campbellsville University,” Lee said.
Since Carter was appointed president on Aug. 1, 1999, he has aggressively pursued expansion and growth for the university’s academic and technical programs. Campbellsville will graduate its first class of doctorate students this month. The number of full-time faculty members has grown from 74 to more than 200. Overall, nearly 1,200 full and part-time faculty and staff are now employed at the university.