Parris Carter is the Dean of Students at Wilberforce University. His role as the Dean of Students at the oldest black private university entails a broad range of student leadership and development work. Dean Carter serves as the Chief Judicial Affairs Officer, and manages the campus crisis prevention and response protocol. In addition, he oversees the areas of Counseling Services, Residence Life, Greek Affairs, Student Activities and Leadership, Intramural/Recreation Programs, Student Transportation Services. He serves as the liaison between Student Affairs and Academic Affairs, Physical Plant, Campus Police, and Food Services. He also advises the Student Government Association, Pan Hellenic Council, Student African American Brotherhood (SAAB) and the Senior Class.
Along with the DOS appointment, he is also the Project Director for the National Minority Male Health Project at Wilberforce University. He directs the efforts of this project at the institution that is designed to deliver a comprehensive campus and community-based model program that addresses issues of health for male minorities.
Parris started PLC Group Consulting to assist high schools, universities, and other agencies with leadership and staff development. His expertise includes training student organizations, to increase effectiveness, and work with teams to maximize their productivity and working relationships.
He has worked in Higher Education Administration for over twelve years, and thrives to have an impact, wherever he is. He is a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Incorporated, and a serves as a Board Members for the Black Man’s Think Tank. He loves to mentor and work in the community. His belief is that if we all show an unselfish concern for each others welfare, this world would be a better place. He loves his family, values his friends, and enjoys spending time with his wife Nina, daughter Nya, and son Parris Jr.
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