Jill Carr named dean of students

BOWLING GREEN, O.—Jill Carr, a Bowling Green State University administrator since 1976, has been named dean of students at BGSU.

Carr has served as interim assistant vice president for student affairs and dean of students since last June, following the departure of Wanda Overland. She was associate dean of students for 11 years prior to that.

Announcing the appointment, Dr. Edward Whipple, vice president for student affairs, said, “I am very much looking forward to Jill's continuing involvement in the lives of our students, staff and faculty. She has contributed, during her tenure at Bowling Green, to making this institution one of the finest in the country for undergraduate education—both in and out of the classroom.”

After earning her master's degree in college student personnel from BGSU in 1976, Carr became a residence hall director on campus. She was manager of Harshman Quadrangle in 1977-78 and director of Offenhauer Hall from 1978-80, when she became assistant director of housing.

The Bowling Green resident was promoted to associate director of housing in 1983 and, in 1985, to director of on-campus housing. Her title was extended to director of on-campus housing and large hall staff supervision in January 1992, and she remained in that post until becoming associate dean of students in July 1995.

Carr has also been practicum supervisor for the Department of College Student Personnel since 1980 and an instructor of courses in college student personnel and UNIV 100, the University Success course for first-year students.

She is a member of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) and the Association of Student Judicial Affairs, and a past president of the former Ohio Association of Women Deans, Administrators and Counselors. She was part of a campus-city team that developed the NASPA award-winning “Concepts, Cooperation, and Consensus: Community Responsibility and the Bowling Green Experience,” a program designed to help incoming students be better citizens of the greater community. She also made a presentation about the initiative at the 2005 NASPA convention in Washington, D.C.

Carr received the Ferrari Award, BGSU's highest honor for administrative staff, in 1996 and NASPA's Mid-Level Student Affairs Professional Award for 2003. Earlier this spring, she was named Administrator of the Year by Undergraduate Student Government and winner of the Friend of Finance and Administration Award on campus. Her honors also include membership in Phi Kappa Phi academic honor society and the leadership honoraries Order of Omega—for those in Greek organizations—and Omicron Delta Kappa.

She received her bachelor's degree in French from the State University of New York-Geneseo in 1975.

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(Posted May 14, 2007)