Linnie Carter

Linnie Carter

Linnie S. Carter, Ph.D., APR, is the vice president of college advancement at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, and executive director of the HACC Foundation. She joined the HACC team in March 2012. As a member of the College’s leadership team, Dr. Carter works closely with the College’s president and other members of his Cabinet. She oversees the HACC Foundation and advertising, alumni affairs, branding, fundraising, grants, graphic design, marketing, photography, public relations, publications, scholarships, special events, sponsorships, videography and website development. Dr. Carter’s previous appointments include vice president of institutional advancement at Halifax Community College in Weldon, N.C.; vice president of college advancement at Lord Fairfax Community College in Virginia (2005-09) and director of institutional advancement at John Tyler Community College, also in Virginia (2000-04). She served as executive director of the foundations at each of these institutions. In addition, Dr. Carter was assistant professor of public relations at North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, N.C. (2010-11) and adjunct faculty member in the School of Mass Communications at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Richmond (2000-01). She previously was public relations manager and community affairs coordinator of the Richmond (Va.) Metropolitan Authority (1998-00). Dr. Carter earned a Ph.D. in community college leadership in 2009 from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. She earned a master’s degree in mass communications (media management) in 1998 and a bachelor’s degree in mass communications (public relations) in 1992, both from VCU. She earned the prestigious Accredited in Public Relations (APR) designation in 2000 from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). Her many professional and community memberships include the Council for Resource Development, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., National Council for Marketing and Public Relations and PRSA. In 2008, Dr. Carter established Linnie Carter & Associates LLC, a consulting firm that provides public relations, marketing, fundraising and executive services to institutions of higher education and other organizations. In addition, Dr. Carter is the recipient of numerous awards and honors and is involved in several college and community service organizations. She has been happily married to her husband, Kevin, for almost 20 years and is the proud aunt of many nieces and nephews, a loving godmother to seven and a committed mentor to many. For more information, please visit http://drlinnie.com/.

Background

  • Degrees: Dr. Carter earned a Ph.D. in community college leadership in 2009 from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. She earned a master’s degree in mass communications (media management) in 1998 and a bachelor’s degree in mass communications (public relations)
  • Year Started: 2012
  • Title: Vice President of College Advancement, HACC; Executive Director, HACC Foundation
  • Professional Experience: Dr. Carter’s previous appointments include vice president of institutional advancement at Halifax Community College in Weldon, N.C.; vice president of college advancement at Lord Fairfax Community College in Virginia (2005-09) and director of institutional advancement at John Tyler Community College, also in Virginia (2000-04). She served as executive director of the foundations at each of these institutions. In addition, Dr. Carter was assistant professor of public relations at North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, N.C. (2010-11) and adjunct faculty member in the School of Mass Communications at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Richmond (2000-01). She previously was public relations manager and community affairs coordinator of the Richmond (Va.) Metropolitan Authority (1998-00).
  • Area of expertise: Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations, Communication, Fundraising
  • Notable research and publications: http://drlinnie.com/publications-research/

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