University of Charleston

Charleston, WV, April 7, 2020 – Following a national search, the University of Charleston announced that Gail Carter has been named Vice President for University Development. Carter will be responsible for leading the Office of Advancement, furthering development activity and continuing to grow alumni and community relations at the university.

Carter has worked in and with the nonprofit sector statewide for the past seven years. She has held leadership roles in development as Director of the Highland Hospital Foundation, and most recently as Vice President, Foundations and Endowments Consultant at BB&T, now Truist. Her knowledge and passion for the nonprofit community goes beyond her professional capacity as evidenced in her volunteerism for many Charleston area organizations over the past 20 years.

These include the Appalachian Reading Center, Black Diamond Girl Scout Council, CAMC Foundation, WV Symphony League, The 100, B’nai Jacob Synagogue, and YWCA of Charleston.

“Gail brings to UC all of the characteristics we were looking for in our next VP for Development,” according to UC President Marty Roth. “She is well-entrenched in the West Virginia corporate and philanthropic landscapes, has extensive senior-level experience leading and managing teams, and is adept at development strategy and execution. Equally important, Gail has exceptional communication skills, which are essential for establishing, maintaining, and growing strong relationships with University supporters. We are excited to have Gail join our University leadership team.”

Carter holds Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Master of Business Administration degrees from Ohio University. She also holds a Master of Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University. Gail is a current board member of the Charleston Rotary Club, member of Philanthropy WV, WELD (Women’s Economic and Leadership Development), and Kanawha Valley Council on Philanthropy. She is a 2013 graduate of Leadership West Virginia.

She  began her work at UC on Monday, March 30, 2020.