Binghamton University Statement on Elizabeth Carter Joining the Catholic Schools of Broome County
Assistant Vice President for Student Development and Acting Director of the Center for Civic Engagement Elizabeth (Liz) Carter has announced her retirement from Binghamton University, effective May 31, to pursue a new educational leadership opportunity as the next president of the Catholic Schools of Broome County. Carter has served Binghamton University in a variety of roles for 16 years, following a successful 11-year career at SUNY Broome. Her service as a NYS employee totals nearly 40 years.
“One of the things I’m most proud of about Binghamton University is our strong ties to the community, and Liz Carter is one of the reasons we have those strong ties,” said President Harvey Stenger. “Our presence is felt across the region in schools and organizations in great part due to Liz’s leadership, and her vision has also strengthened our support of students from the moment they arrive on campus through graduation.”
“Liz has many special talents and has served Binghamton University in extraordinarily diverse and important ways,” said Vice President for Student Affairs Brian Rose. “What is particularly remarkable to me is how she has always balanced a heavy teaching load with constantly evolving administrative leadership roles. Liz is both a passionate educator and talented administrative leader.”
I’m sad to leave Binghamton University but excited to take on this new opportunity,” said Carter. “As I make this transition, I hope I’ve had as great an impact on Binghamton University as it has had on me. I’ve worked with exceptional people here and, together, we’ve advanced the student experience through academic collaborations and service-learning opportunities. I hope to continue these kinds of efforts in my new position.”
Most recently, Carter has been at the center of several University-community partnerships directing a grant (BC Hears) that partners Binghamton University and SUNY Broome to support Broome County residents seeking to return to higher education, leading the Division of Student Affairs efforts as a partner in the Promise Zone community schools initiative, directing our Center for Civic Engagement and developing a community center on Walnut Street in partnership with the United Way of Broome County.
Prior to transitioning to her current community-directed role, Carter usually found herself at the intersection of several initiatives that integrated academic programs and student life on campus. She was founding director for the Discovery Program, has provided administrative leadership to the first-year experience (FYE) program and New Student Programs as just a few examples. She has also mentored many current administrative staff in the Division of Student Affairs and advised too many undergraduate and graduate students to count.
“I congratulate Liz on her new role,” said Rose. “She is an extraordinary community asset and I am delighted that she will continue to serve the greater Binghamton community by leading Broome County Catholic Schools. We hope that Liz will be able to continue to maintain some connection to her teaching and community-based grants even in her new role. We simply are not ready to lose her entirely.”
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