Dr. Carol Ann Cartwright
Dr. Carol Ann Cartwright
Organization: President Emeritus, Kent State University

Dr. Carol A. Cartwright was named the 10th President of Bowling Green State University in January 2009, after serving as interim since July 2008, and remained until 2011.

Prior to her appointment at BGSU, she was the 10th president of Kent State University and the first woman president of a state university in Ohio. Dr. Cartwright served on the NCAA Board of Directors from 1997-2005 and chaired the NCAA Executive Committee from 2002-2005.

She currently serves on the board of directors of National Public Radio, and is a member of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics and the ACE Commission on International Initiatives. Among many honors, she was named to the Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame and was inducted into the Kent State Athletics Hall of Fame.