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Jarrett Carter, Sr., MS


Director of Communications

Public Information Officer

La Keita D. Carter, PsyD

  • MS in Communications, Towson University (Maryland)

  • BA in English, Morgan State University (Maryland)

    • Concentration in Journalism


Mr. Jarrett Carter, Sr., a native of Seat Pleasant, MD is a communications and media relations expert with 20 years of experience. He specializes in crisis and external communications, executive search, programmatic​ ​development, and constituent relations.​

At iHEAL, he serves as the Director of Communications and Public Relations where he actively connects with the traditional and social media outlets to tell iHEAL's story. More specifically, he writes press releases, creates marketing campaigns, and connects with media professionals on behalf of iHEAL to share the amazing things that we have going on here. ​

He is the owner and founding editor of Education News Flash and the HBCU Digest, working with ​dozens of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), predominantly White institutions (PWIs), higher education​ ​advocacy groups,​ small businesses​ corporations, and nonprofit organizations to foster​ ​stronger ties between the ​education sector and the media. ​

With training as a traditional and social media reporter, Jarrett has covered every significant legislative, financial and policy-based action impacting America's HBCUs over the last decade. He has been the authoritative fact-gathering and editorial voice on issues concerning accreditation action, federal guidance on Title IX policy, appropriations, cultural phenomena, and leadership trends.

In print, he has been featured in Black Enterprise, Ebony Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Economist, the Huffington Post, and the Chronicle of Higher Education, in addition to dozens of industry publications and local news affiliates. In broadcast, he has been a featured expert on CNN, MSNBC, Huffington Post, and NBC.

Some of his most prominent work has been done with the United Negro College Fund, Thurgood Marshall College Fund, the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, the Congressional Black Caucus, the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, the Society of Human Resource Management, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, and the Executive Leadership Council.

When he's not working, he enjoys traveling and spending time with this family as well as volunteering with his fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and his church where he holds a leadership position.

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