S. Caroline Kerr '05

S. Caroline Kerr '05

Hanover, New Hampshire

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

Caroline Kerr is an education leader and strategist. She previously served as CEO of the Joyce Ivy Foundation, a nonprofit that broadens the college aspirations and leadership development of talented young women. Prior to leading the Joyce Ivy Foundation, Caroline worked in other areas of college access including undergraduate admissions, college counseling, and consulting.

Caroline received her AB from Dartmouth in sociology modified with women's and gender studies and a minor in education and human development. She 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.

As an undergraduate at Dartmouth, Caroline was a member of Palaeopitus, Tucker Fellow, undergraduate advisor, Admissions Office intern, member of the women's crew team, and DOC Trip Leader Trainer. An active Dartmouth 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 serves on several boards and advisory groups and is the trustee liaison for the advisory boards of The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and Social Sciences and the William Jewett Tucker Center for Spiritual and Ethical Life. Caroline lives in Hanover, New Hampshire, with her wife, Dr. Darcy A. Kerr, Geisel '10, and their three children.