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Carol Cartwright

Carol Cartwright
President of Bowling Green State University
In office
Preceded by Sidney A. Ribeau
Succeeded by Mary Ellen Mazey
President of Kent State University
In office
March 1991 – July 2006
Personal details
Alma mater University of Pittsburgh
Profession Academic administrator

Carol A. Cartwright is an American academic administrator and former president of Bowling Green State University. She became interim president in July 2008, president on January 6, 2009, and retired in June, 2011. During her time as President, the University turned around declining enrollment and saw the single largest Fall Freshman class in its history.[1]

She served as the 10th president and first woman president of Kent State University (March 1991-July 2006).[2] Cartwright was previously the vice chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of California at Davis and dean for undergraduate programs and vice provost at The Pennsylvania State University.

Dr. Cartwright earned master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and her bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater.


  1. ^ Feehan, Jennifer [2] "BGSU President Cartwright prepares to leave post" June 23, 2011, accessed January 26, 2012.
  2. ^ Galbincea, Barb "Carol Cartwright, former Kent State president, gets top job at Bowling Green",, January 06, 2009, accessed December 15, 2010.
Academic offices
Preceded by
Sidney A. Ribeau
President of Bowling Green State University
Succeeded by
Mary Ellen Mazey

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