Carter Receives MSU Alumni Award
October 11, 2012
Columbia College Chicago President Warrick L. Carter has received the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award from Michigan State University.
The Distinguished Alumni Award is given annually to alumni who have “distinguished themselves by obtaining the highest level of professional accomplishments and who possess the highest standards of integrity and character to positively reflect and enhance the prestige of MSU.”
During the 66th Annual Michigan State University Alumni Association Grand Awards reception on October 11, Carter was one of five individuals selected by the MSU Alumni Association Awards Committee to receive the award.
Carter has served as president of Columbia College since 2000. Prior to joining Columbia, he was the Director of Entertainment Arts for Walt Disney Entertainment. During his tenure at Berklee College of Music he served as dean of faculty and then as provost/vice president of Academic Affairs. His teaching experience includes appointments at Governors State University, University of Maryland, Eastern Shore and Northwestern University.
As a composer and performer Carter has created works for the National Endowment for the Arts, the Chicago Symphony Orchestral Association and the Chicago Chamber Orchestra, has recorded on the Mark and Capital labels and performed in concert and at festivals worldwide. He serves on the boards and advisory boards of numerous civic, educational, and professional organizations including Interlochen, International House of Blues Foundation, Rotary International, and the Lincoln Library. He holds a master’s degree and a doctorate in music education from Michigan State University.