Vice President of Student Services Selected as Interim President at Moreno Valley College

Jun 30, 2024
Moreno Valley College
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FeRita Carter, Ph.D., vice president of Student Services at Riverside City College, has been selected as interim president at Moreno Valley College. Her selection was approved at the June 18 Board of Trustees meeting.

Carter has 30 years of higher education experience. Her selection to serve as the interim president marks the second time, she has been tasked with such an assignment in the District. In October of 2022, Carter was asked to serve as interim president at Riverside City College while the District recruited for the College’s 13th president.

It was July of 2016 when Carter was hired as the vice president of Student Services at Riverside City College. Prior to her arrival at Riverside City College, Carter held senior-level administrative positions at Mississippi Valley State University (vice president, Student Affairs and special assistant to the president/director of Title III Programs). At Voorhees College, Carter served as vice president for Student Affairs and in the capacities of vice president for Institutional Advancement, director for Title III programs, and coordinated the pre-award activities in the Sponsored Programs office. She also taught political science at Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, NC as well as served as the dean for the School of Business and Technology.

At Riverside City College, she has led the Student Services division, constructing an infrastructure that supports student success and developing programs resulting in inclusiveness and equitable learning environments.

“I have every confidence in Dr. Carter to, once again, step in to lead an institution while the District recruits for Moreno Valley College’s fifth president,” Wolde-Ab Isaac, Ph.D., chancellor, said. “Well known across the District, Dr. Carter’s passion for education, strong communication, collaboration and leadership skills will provide Moreno Valley College with stability. I appreciate her willingness to step into this critical role."

Earlier this year, Robin Steinback, PhD., announced her retirement after nearly 45 years in higher education. The District will launch a recruitment for the College’s fifth president within the next 12 months.

Carter is active in several service groups. She is a member of the Riverside Section of the National Council of Negro Women, The Group, and Leadership Riverside - Class of 2022. She is a lifetime member of the Riverside African American Historical Society and is active in the Allen Chapel A.M.E Church in Riverside. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, writing poetry, traveling, and watching murder mysteries and legal dramas.

Born in Montgomery, AL, Carter earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial and systems engineering and a certificate in health systems from Georgia Institute of Technology. She went on to earn a master’s degree in public administration from Auburn University at Montgomery and a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration from Mississippi State University.

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