Professor of Journalism Sue Carter is doing anything but slowing down this summer. From her travels with the Mass Media study abroad program to her engagement with MSU students in the classroom, Carter is beginning yet another chapter as MSU's Faculty Athletic Representative.
Appointed by the university president, the representative is a tenured faculty member who represents the university and its faculty in MSU's relationships with the NCAA and the Big Ten. In this role, Carter also will chair the Athletic Council, which functions as the faculty voice in intercollegiate athletics on issues of academic policy related to student-athletes.
"It is a great honor, and a wonderful opportunity to serve the Michigan State University community, its faculty, and student athletes in particular," Carter said. "I hope that my sports background - as a broadcaster, professor and weekend athlete - will be of value."
Carter joined the School of Journalism in 1991 after a 17-year career as a news broadcaster and talk show host at radio and television stations in Michigan, Connecticut and Ontario, Canada. Before coming to MSU, she taught journalism at Wayne State University in Detroit. She also served as Secretary of the MSU Board of Trustees and Executive Assistant to Presidents Peter McPherson and Lou Anna K. Simon.
In addition to helping lead the Mass Media study abroad program in the United Kingdom this summer, Carter currently is learning her new position while preparing for the coming fall. With her diverse and experienced background as a national broadcaster and three-time Emmy awardee, this Michigan Journalism Hall of Famer will not fail to bring new and innovative ideas to carry on the Spartan pride.
A graduate of MSU with a B.A. in humanities, Carter earned a master's degree and law degree from Wayne State University; a Master of Divinity from the General Theological Seminary; and a Doctorate of Ministry from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary.
Carter succeeds Michael Kasavana, Professor in the School of Hospitality Business, who served as MSU's Faculty Athletic Representative since 1988.Share via these networks: