Friday, April 7, 2017

Feature Friday: Carter Gilbert, Assistant Director Greek Leadership

Meet Carter old Lehigh face in a new role this year!

Hometown: I don't really have a traditional "hometown" but when folks ask where I'm from I say Fort Worth, TX, since I moved there for college and stayed for 7 years - longer than anywhere else in my life

Educational Background:    B.S. Criminal Justice & B.F.A. Theatre Production - TCU '10   M.S. Student Affairs in Higher Education - Colorado State University '14

Affiliation: Beta Theta Pi

Why did you decide to pursue a career in student affairs? I am passionate about working with the future leaders of our communities, and working with them to become morally engaged, inclusive agents of social change. I enjoy the focus on learning and development, and am committed to the challenge of continual personal and professional development to ensure I am providing the best opportunities I can for college students. In particular, I love doing this work with fraternity and sorority communities as I believe strongly in the value of the experience and the capacity for these groups to create a meaningful impact in their campus, local, and international communities.

High points/Favorite memories during your time at Lehigh University? A favorite memory of mine is the lip sync competition that occurred at Base Camp last fall - it was so great to be with our community leaders as everyone let loose, laugh, and just have fun with each other!

Hopes for the Lehigh Greek Community? I sincerely hope the community is able to continue in the direction of its well-intentioned and impassioned leaders to add value to all members' lives and spur positive change for the Lehigh community as a whole. If you weren't doing this, what would you be doing professionally? Either doing research and teaching (still working in higher education) or perhaps I'd be working for a consulting firm...not really sure, since I actually really believe this is exactly what I am meant to be doing!