Dr. Carter in the Media

How Charlotte's Historic West End Is Shaping The New South

Charlotte’s West End is the subject of a book called "Let There Be Light:  Exploring How Charlotte’s Historic West End is Shaping a New South.” It’s a collection of essays by local journalists, scholars, and civic leaders who explore the history and future of this largely African-American part of town just over I-77 from uptown. The book is a project of Johnson C. Smith University. Morning Edition host Marshall Terry visited school president Ronald Carter and asked him how this part of Charlotte is helping to shape the New South.

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Johnson C. Smith University- Tom Joyner Foundation School of the Month- part 1

Dr. Carter discusses the challenges facing HBCUs in general, in the state of North Carolina, and how the university prepares its students to excel.

Johnson C. Smith University- Tom Joyner Foundation School of the Month- part 2

Dr. Carter discusses what the university has to offer to first-year and non-traditional students, current students, and alumni.

Johnson C. Smith University- Tom Joyner Foundation School of the Month- Thank You

Dr. Carter's thank you to the Foundation, cause to action and his CIAA predictions. 

On the menu: Economic development
Restaurant options grow along NW Corridor

The Charlotte Post highlights the JCSU Burger King opening and the partnership between JCSU and Perkins Management to provide jobs and while watering the food desert in the Northwest Corridor.

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Charlotte Magazine

Ronald Carter: Minister of Education

Minister of Education: Dr. Carter spoke to Charlotte Magazine about his dream to transform the University without settling for less than the best.

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Reflection on Original March on Washington

by Ronald L. Carter

On August 28, 1963, some 250,000 people endured the sweltering sun and heat to participate in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

The march — held on the 100th anniversary of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation that ended slavery in the USA — still ranks as one of the country’s largest political rallies in support of human rights. It was where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic “I Have A Dream” speech that is often considered one of his most powerful orations. 

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Parent Plus Loan Tightening Yields Negative Consequences

by Ronald L. Carter

Paying for college has always been a struggle for Christian Fair, a first-generation computer engineering student at Johnson C. Smith University. But the battle has become much more challenging since his parents were denied a federal Parent PLUS Loan (PPL) this f all. Facing a $600 shortfall in funds needed to cover the rest of his tuition and books, the sophomore worried that he might have to pack up and go home. Fortunately, a group of generous alumni stepped in and paid the balance f or Christian.

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Answering the Call

In his first two years as president of Johnson C. Smith University, Ronald Carter has begun reaching beyond the school’s traditionally closed gates. It’s just the first step in reintroducing the institution to Charlotte

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NC campus forecast calls for freeze

The pushback on the cost of a college education is beginning to bear fruit. Three decades of tuition increases that have far outpaced inflation and a recession that left graduates with few job prospects have made college a daunting decision. But changing demographics, price-sensitive buyers and the specter of vacant dorm rooms appear to be curbing the upward spiral of the cost of a college degree.

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2011 Charlotte Catalyst

The Charlotte Catalyst initiative was created to spotlight minority leaders making an indelible mark on their organizations and the Charlotte community at large. The esteemed urban professionals in these pages were selected because of their work in diversity and philanthropy as well as being positive role models. 

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Ron Carter’s Two Worlds

JCSU’s president is a ‘master bridge builder’ whose advocacy makes him unique among Charlotte’s power brokers.

By Ron Stodghill, The Charlotte Observer

Originally posted: Saturday, Apr. 16, 2011

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Equity for People of Color

by Ronald L. Carter

The city of Charlotte, our state and our nation, are facing unusual storm patterns in race relations, education, demographics, politics and labor market outcomes. If left as they are, such patterns will most likely result in a calamity forcefully hitting us by 2030 – less than 20 years from now. It is one we can avoid, but only if we come to terms with the inconsistent ways in which people of color have been granted access to asset development, economic development strategies public policies. 

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Books, Support and Guidance

For many youth who emancipate or age out of the foster care system when they turn 18, homelessness and incarceration, not higher education, are often the alternatives, say child welfare experts. 

But since Dr. Ronald Carter became president of Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, N.C., in 2008 he has made foster care a part of the institution's strategic plan.

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A Resource for the Community

At Johnson C. Smith University, learning includes making a better world.

The president of Johnson C. Smith University says his goal is to foster a state of "creative insecurity" among students. That approach, says Ronald L. Carter, president of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)related school, leads to graduates who are innovators and problem solvers and who use their professions to improve their communities.

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