Dorval Carter Jr. ’79, vice chair of the Carroll board of trustees, was among 10 CEOs recently interviewed for a Chicago Tribune story examining the national college admission scandal. The story discussed whether the college you choose determines success.
Carter, who is president of the Chicago Transit Authority, told the Tribune: “What Carroll did for me is instill a level of confidence in my ability to basically succeed...It really prepared me for the type of work I would need to do to be successful later in my career and it also helped to develop the social skills I needed.”
He also praised Carroll’s student-faculty ratio, adding, “The faculty and the staff at Carroll really helped me figure out that new path, and put me on the path to success.”
Carter added: “I tell kids in terms of picking the school you want to go to, it’s not so much getting caught up in the reputation as much as it is identifying a school that fits you, in terms of what you’re passionate about and what you want to do, and what will create the maximum environment for you to succeed.”
Carter earned a B.S. in business administration