Detroit-based MotorCities National Heritage Area Partnership announced Carolyn Carter has joined its board of directors for a two-year term. The partnership is a nonprofit affiliated with the National Park Service that works to preserve, interpret, and promote the region’s automotive and labor heritage.
Carter is chief development officer of Wayne County Community College District, where she works on the development and success of the district by focusing on cultivating revenue streams, coordinating fundraising efforts, and student scholarships. She is also the program director of the federal work-study program and a member of the scholarship committee.
Additionally, she is an adjunct instructor, teaching genealogy in a course she created for the past nine years, and a professional genealogist. She holds memberships in multiple genealogy societies and is an Underground Railroad researcher and historian.
Carter is the president of the City of Detroit’s Historic Designation Advisory Board and the Civil Rights Designation Committee. She is also a member of the American History Teachers Association, American Educational Research Association, and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
Carter is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.’s Alpha Rho Omega Detroit Chapter. She is also an alumna of Jack and Jill of America Inc.’s Detroit Chapter. She also belongs to the Association for the Study of Higher Education, American Association of Blacks in Higher Education, Executive Women International, American Historical Association, Planned Giving Roundtable of Southeast Michigan and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Carter holds a bachelor’s degree in instructional design, a master’s degree in history, and a doctorate degree from the John E. Roueche Center for Community College Leadership Program at Kansas State University.
The MotorCities National Heritage Area Partnership was founded in 1998.