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Harter, Carol C., 1941-


Carol Harter and her husband of 46 years started their married lives by running away from college in their sophomore year. They spent the 1960's working toward their degrees. Harter earned her bachelor's in 1964 and her master's in 1967. Dr. Harter completed her PhD in 1970, and because her husband wanted to work on his doctorate, they moved to Athens, Ohio. She taught at Ohio University while he completed his courses. They lived, worked, and raised their children there for 19 years. Harter held the positions of ombudsman for two years, vice president and dean of students for six years combined, and vice president at the university. She then accepted the position of president at the State University of New York Geneseo. Harter was nominated for the presidency at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) in 1994, and she accepted the job in 1995. During her administration, the new library went up, the law school and dental school were built, and over 550 million in gifts and pledges were raised. This includes money raised for the "Invent the Future" campaign. Dr. Harter leaves behind a rich legacy, including her vision of the UNLV Midtown project, a cultural district where the university may one day interface with the community.