President Johnson appointed Michael Carter in 2015 as Senior Advisor to the President and Chief Diversity Officer, having previously served as Sinclair’s first Superintendent of the Division of School and Community Partnerships where he was the driver for the dramatic increase of college credit options for high school students. The number enrolled increased from 500 students to almost 3,000 students in five years.
Over his 16-year career at Sinclair, Michael served as Senior Vice President, Senior Director of High School Linkages, and Director of the Fast Forward Center (a nationally recognized model in dropout recovery). In 2010, Michael was awarded NDPC’s Crystal Star Distinguished Leadership and Service Award of Excellence in Dropout Recovery, Intervention, andPrevention. A former public school teacher, administrator and coach, Michael has over 35 years of experience working with youth. Michael holds a BA from Wittenberg University and an MS in education from Wright State.