Dr. Patrick R. Carter
Dr. Patrick R. Carter successfully sought a seat on the Board of Regents in 2016 with the goal of adding the perspective of someone who has had experience teaching at the college level. He currently serves as chair of the Audit, Compliance and Title IX Committee and vice chair of the Academic, Research and Student Affairs Committee and Investment Committee. He is also a member of the Cultural Diversity Committee.
The author of Success in College: An Orientation Guide for College Students, written to aid incoming college students on how to be successful in higher education, Regent Carter hopes to have an impact on raising both the enrollment and graduation rates at NSHE degree-granting institutions.
Low national rankings show that Nevada has to do a better job in educating students and providing pathways to higher education and new workforce careers, according to Regent Carter, who believes there needs to be a unified effort to make education a priority in our state.
Nevada’s K-12 education is vital to higher education because those students make up the vast majority of enrollees at NSHE colleges and universities. Whether a student earns a certificate or an advanced degree, Regent Carter wants to make sure they are prepared to contribute to a good business environment in Nevada.
Regent Carter obtained his Doctorate in Business Administration at Argosy University where he also completed Doctoral Studies in Higher and Postsecondary Education. His first teaching assignment was at a remote education center intended for high school students to earn college credit. Since then, Regent Carter has taught as an adjunct faculty member online, as well as on campus for several different institutions. Most recently, he served for five years as Program Chair – Media for the Art Institute of Las Vegas, where he was also a full-time faculty member for more than four years.
A Nevada resident since 2007, Regent Carter has been active in the Broadcast Education Association as a judge of student and faculty documentaries since 2014. He received the Southeast Missouri State University Foundation Leadership Award in 1997.