Dr. Carol Cartwright (2010) is President Emeritus of both Kent State University and Bowling Green State University, having served as the first female president of both institutions. Dr. Cartwright earner her master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and a bachelor's degree from the university of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Her academic career was distinguished by innovative teaching, pioneering research and national leadership. Her contributions at Kent State included a re-focusing of institutional priorities upon student success, outstanding teaching, and the introduction of new academic programs, while at BGSU she undertook a new strategic plan, a new campus master plan, the largest construction and renovation program in the history of BGSU, and the launch of a path-breaking new undergraduate curriculum. Cartwright held prominent leadership roles in higher education's most influential national organizations, including the American Association for Higher Education, the American Council on Education, the national Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, the American Association of Colleges and Universities, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Among others, she served on the Board of Trustees of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the National First Ladies Library, the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate, the American council on Education Commission on International Initiatives, and National Public Radio.