Parris Carter is the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at Howard University where he evaluates and redirects the university’s services and programs. Prior to his current appointment, Carter was the Executive Director of Student Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville where he oversaw all areas of student life, coordinated retention efforts, and served as a senior team member for the institution. Before arriving to Pitt-Titusville, he was the Dean of Students at Wilberforce University for almost a decade. His role at Wilberforce entailed a broad range of student leadership and program development work.
Carter completed his Doctorate program in Higher Education at Union Institute & University. Carter graduated from Wright State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Master of Education in Student Affairs in Higher Education. While at Wright State, he was highly involved in the Student Union Administration Office and represented undergraduate and graduate students on various institutional committees.
Carter is a member of several organizations, including Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., NASPA—Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, Student African American Brotherhood (SAAB), and the American College Personnel Association. He enjoys spending time with his wife Nina, daughter Nya, and sons Parris Jr. and Princeton Elijah.