SSU’s Interim President Appoints Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff

Dr. Karen Wheel Carter Will Join the SSU Leadership Team
Dr. Karen Wheel Carter
Dr. Karen Wheel Carter

Savannah State University’s (SSU) Interim President Cynthia Robinson Alexander, J.D. is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Karen Wheel Carter as Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff.

Carter brings to SSU more than 30 years of leadership experience in higher education, including serving at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio and Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn. More recently, she served for 15 years at Georgia State University as Department Chair, Associate Academic Dean for Business and Health Professions, Associate Dean for Student Success, and Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives at Perimeter College.

In her various roles, she has provided leadership to faculty and staff while promoting student success. She has led institutional strategic planning and been responsible for facilitating organizational learning and change within her units. She was pivotal in advancing faculty development and implementing critical changes in support of program enhancements and administrative innovations. Most recently, Carter provided leadership in her role as Co-Chair of the Georgia State University’s Strategic Planning Committee.

“I am confident that she will bring this same level of excellence to Savannah State University,” said SSU Interim President Cynthia Robinson Alexander. “Please join me in congratulating Karen on her role as we work to build on the legacy of this historic institution.”

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