Finalists for Executive Vice President for Student Success/University Counsel to Visit

Laurie Carter and Dana Walton-Macaulay, the finalists to become Executive Vice President for Student Success and University Counsel at Eastern Kentucky University, will visit the campus for a series of meetings on Friday, June 13, and Tuesday, June 17, respectively.

The University community and public are invited to meet and hear from the candidates at open forums from 2 to 3 p.m. June 13 and June 17 in Room 108 of the John Grant Crabbe Library.

Since 2013, Carter has been serving as Vice President for Arts Education at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, where she has been responsible for the strategic leadership, external relations and administrative management of the Center’s arts education programs.

That appointment followed 25 years at New York City’s Juilliard School, where she served, in order, as Director of Student Affairs, Assistant Dean for Student Relations and Legal Advisor, Associate Vice President, Vice President for Legal and Student Affairs, and Vice President and General Counsel and Executive Director of Jazz Studies. While at Juilliard, she created, implemented and oversaw diversity initiatives; created, co-implemented and supervised the Juilliard Colloquium program for first-time college students; created an orientation program designed to introduce students to artistic life in the New York City; and created a student affairs program that included the design, construction and opening of a residence hall.

Carter earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Clarion University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in communications from William Paterson College and a juris doctorate degree from Rutgers Law School.

Walton-Macaulay has served as Associate Dean of Students at the University of Kentucky since 2010. In the role, she has been the chief student conduct officer for the University. From 2004 to 2010, Walton-Macaulay was Assistant Director of Residence Life for Student Rights and Responsibilities at UK, serving as the student conduct officer for serious policy violations.

She began her career in higher education as Coordinator of Multicultural Programming and Assistant Director of Residence Life at Hendrix College and has worked as a claims representative and team leader at Progressive Insurance and as a law clerk with the University of Arkansas General Counsel.

Walton-Macaulay earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Missouri, a master’s degree in higher education administration from the University of Arkansas and a juris doctorate degree from the University of Arkansas-Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law.

Published on June 11, 2014

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