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Carter receives MLK Jr. Humanitarian Award

Marketing & Communication // 2.7.19

Clark Carter gives speech upon receipt of the Humanitarian AwardDean of Students Clark Carter was the Charleston Southern recipient of the Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award at the recent Black History Intercollegiate Consortium’s MLK Celebration.

Members of the consortium, CSU, Trident Tech, The Citadel, Medical University of South Carolina and the College of Charleston, each choose a person who exemplifies the values and ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the areas of leadership and service.

Tim Grant, assistant dean of students for student organizations and current president of the Black History Intercollegiate Consortium, said, “Our students selected Dean Carter for his commitment to diversity, his promoting of respect and how he shows the love of Christ to all. CSU students truly love Dean Carter.”

CSU Student Government Association President Princeton McBride presented Carter with the award and said, “He is the first always to show grace and love to someone.” 

Carter has been at CSU since 2002 and has been dean of students since 2011. He holds an associate of science in criminal justice from USC, a BA in religion from CSU, and a master of divinity with Christian education from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Sherri, have three grown children and one granddaughter. He is also an ordained minister.