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Hasani Carter, PhD, MPH

Dr. Carter is currently the New Jersey EOF Statewide Director. He has served as President of the Educational Opportunity Fund Professional Association of New Jersey (EOFPANJ, Inc.).

Prior to his appointment within the OSHE, Dr. Carter served as the Associate Dean/Director of the Educational Opportunity Fund Programs at Seton Hall University where he managed Directorship over the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) and the Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Plus Program (PMPDPP). From 2009-2011, Dr. Carter served as the President of the Educational Opportunity Fund Professional Association of New Jersey (EOFPANJ) and now currently serves as the Immediate Past President and Advocacy Co-Chair.

Additionally, in 2009 he began serving as a member of the Tri-State Consortium of Opportunity Programs Executive Board and now serves as its President. He completed his doctoral studies in Higher Education Administration from New York University and is a proud graduate of a HBCU (Historically Black College and University) where he obtained a B.S. from Virginia Union University. Additionally, he holds a Master’s degree in Public Health from the Medical College of Virginia-Virginia Commonwealth University.

Areas of expertise: An examination in the disparities in healthcare, federal and state policy development, leadership issues, factors that influence student engagement and performance, as well as looking at issues of equity, access and opportunity in higher education.

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Carson Carr

carr1The Tri-State Consortium of Opportunity Programs organization is sad to share about the passing of Dr. Carson Carr, Jr., on Friday, October 3, 2014.

For those reading this who did not know him, he was the beloved Director of the Educational Opportunity Program at SUNY Albany and held the rank of Vice President during his tenure there. Carr retired from the university in 2009.

He was a great champion for opportunity programs and was loved by the students at SUNY Albany.

The Carson Carr Graduate Diversity Scholar award (PDF) exists in his name at SUNY Albany.

Some of his expertise is shown in these articles about him from SUNY Albany: