Type: News
Date: 06/17/2024

Carter Appointed to Indiana State University Board of Trustees

Taft vice president of Public Affairs Rob Carter has been appointed by Governor Eric J. Holcomb to the Board of Trustees of Indiana State University. Carter will serve on the board until June 30, 2027. He has also been a lecturer at the university since January 2022.

As a vice president of public affairs, Carter advises clients on a wide range of policy and government relations matters. Carter has a long history of working in public safety administration. Prior to joining Taft, he served as Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Correction, a position he was appointed to in 2017 by Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb. In this role, he led Indiana’s largest agency with operations of 19 adult facilities, five juvenile facilities, and 10 parole districts statewide. Carter also served as executive director of risk management and security at Ivy Tech Community College, where he was responsible for the safety and security of the Nation’s large college with over 100,000 students and staff at more than 40 campuses statewide. Prior to that, Carter was the director of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for the State of Indiana under Indiana Governors Mitch Daniels and Mike Pence. He was responsible for the stewardship of land, associated regulatory functions, and promoting Indiana’s outdoors. Carter also served as director of the Indiana DNR Division of Law Enforcement, a position he was appointed to by Governor Daniels. Early in his career, he was elected as the youngest Sheriff in the State of Indiana, serving two terms for Clay County, Indiana.

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