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Dr. Roy Carroll Appointed to Appalachian

BOONE — Dr. Roy Carroll, a retired college professor and administrator, interim chancellor and university system vice president, has been selected to fill the term of the late David Edmisten on the Appalachian State University Board of Trustees.

Carroll worked at Appalachian State University from 1969-79 as a professor of history and chairman of the department of history and political science.

While at Appalachian, Carroll was the first recipient of the I.G. Greer Distinguished Professorship.

The endowed chair was the first in Appalachian’s College of Arts and Sciences and was awarded based on outstanding teaching, research and service.

Carroll was vice president for planning of The University of North Carolina System’s General Administration in Chapel Hill from 1979-90 and 1991-96.

As vice president, he was responsible for the planning for the 16-campus university system.

Carroll also served as the interim chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Asheville from July 1990 to July 1991.

From 1996 until his retirement in December 1999, Carroll was the senior vice president and vice president for academic affairs for the General Administration of The University of North Carolina System.

Born in England, Ark., Carroll attended Quachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Ark., where he majored in history and minored in French.

While there, he was chosen as a “Distinguished Military Student” and a “Distinguished Military Graduate” and was selected for “Who’s Who In American Colleges and Universities.”

He earned his M.A. in 1959 and Ph.D. in 1964 from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.

Carroll continued his studies at Southwestern Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, where he studied theology, philosophy and ethics.

He was a Fulbright scholar at the University of Leeds, England, and was a fellow of the Southern Fellowships Fund at the Folger Shakespeare Library and Library of Congress.

Carroll served as a captain in the United States Army in Japan and Korea from 1951-53 and in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1953-65.

Carroll lives in Chapel Hill with his wife.

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