Dr. Charles Petitt began his tenure as President and CEO of Carolina University on March 1, 2002. Under his leadership, enrollment has grown 300% to make CU one of the fastest growing universities in the United States. His focus on creative innovation and professional collaboration resulted in a number of mergers that brought seven Christian universities, colleges, and seminaries together to form Carolina University. Other advancements include renovations in every building on campus, the successful completion of a multi-million fundraising campaign, and the launch of a number of new degrees in career-friendly fields where future job growth is projected to be in the double digits and salaries will be substantial.
Before coming to CU, Petitt was a church-planting pastor in the United States and West Indies. His passion is to make sure that “Christ-centered” will always be more than just a slogan at Carolina University.