Jacque Carter, Ph.D., named provost/vice president for academic affairs
BIDDEFORD/PORTLAND – Jacque Carter, Ph.D., of Kennebunkport, an accomplished teacher, researcher and senior administrator at the University of New England, has been appointed the University’s provost and vice president for academic affairs. Carter has been serving as interim in the position for the past year. He was previously dean of UNE’s College of Arts and Sciences.

(Media-Newswire.com) - “Dr. Carter’s work for the University has been of the highest standard, serving as interim vice president with enthusiasm, energy and vision,” UNE President Danielle Ripich said. “He did an outstanding job as dean, significantly building the curriculum and reputation of the College of Arts and Sciences. Then he stepped into the interim vice president’s role and further proved his leadership ability, ably supporting and promoting quality academics, scholarship and research. Dr. Carter is a talented, highly accomplished administrator, and we are very pleased to keep him in this critical position. I look forward to working with him as we begin our strategic planning process in the new year.”

As provost/vpaa, Carter is the University’s chief academic officer, providing leadership and overall direction for the instructional and research programs of the University. He is responsible for all aspects of the University’s academic mission. The provost reports directly to the president. Reporting to the provost are the deans of the three colleges, and the offices of student affairs, libraries and information resources, sponsored ( research ) programs and enrollment management ( admissions ). He also directs the University’s planning process and provides leadership and direction to various centers and institutes. The provost also serves as president in her absence, advises her, and works with other university officers as a member of the senior administrative staff.

Carter joined UNE in 1989 as a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences. His professional expertise is in systematics, ecology and conservation of marine fishes. For the past four years he has lead a UNE-based research project to study the migratory habits of striped bass, Maine’s premier sports fish and an important part of Maine’s marine ecosystem. He also recently received a prestigious Lindbergh Grant from the Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation for his ongoing research in Belize focusing on the conservation and biology of Nassau grouper, another sport fish. Not surprisingly, Carter is an avid fisherman.

Carter received his master’s degree in biological sciences from Northern Illinois University and his Ph.D. from the College of William and Mary’s School of Marine Science.