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S. Caroline Kerr '05

S. Caroline Kerr '05

Chief Executive Officer
The Joyce Ivy Foundation

Coral Gables, Florida

Elected 2015 (Charter Trustee)
A.B. Dartmouth College
Ed.M. Harvard University

Caroline Kerr is chief executive officer of The Joyce Ivy Foundation, a nonprofit that broadens the college horizons of talented, lower-income young women. Prior to leading the Joyce Ivy Foundation, Caroline worked in other areas of college access including at Dartmouth, where she worked in the Admissions Office and managed both domestic and international regions and chaired the outreach committee. She also worked as a secondary school college counselor and educational consultant, establishing college counseling programs for school districts and regional educational services agencies.

In 2012, Caroline received her EdM from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Higher Education and was a recipient of Harvard's Intellectual Contribution/Faculty Tribute Award. While at Harvard, Caroline worked with the Consortium On Financing Higher Education (COFHE), an organization of highly selective liberal arts colleges and universities that are committed to financial aid policies that meet students' full demonstrated need and engage in the routine sharing of data and research.

At Dartmouth, Caroline received her AB in sociology modified with women's and gender studies and a minor in education and human development. She was a member of Palaeopitus, undergraduate advisor, intern in the Office of Pluralism And Leadership and Admissions Office, inaugural Post 9/11 Tucker Fellow in New York, member of the women's crew team, and DOC Trip Leader Trainer.

As an alumna, Caroline served two terms as president of DGALA, Dartmouth's LGBTQA alumni association, as well as on the Alumni Council, Communities Executive Council, Club And Group Officers' Executive Committee, Class of 2005 Executive Committee, and Women of Dartmouth launch team. She is the two-time recipient of the Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs 1852 Group Leader of the Year Award and a recipient of the Young Alumni Distinguished Service Award. Caroline lives in Coral Gables, Florida, with her wife, Dr. Darcy A. Kerr, Geisel '10, and their son.

Last Updated: 8/15/17