Dr. Carolyn Stewart
Assistant Vice President of Community Relations
Florida Atlantic University
With a career spanning more than two decades devoted to the advancement of higher education, student development and the enrichment of her community, Dr. Carolyn A. R. Stewart is currently the Assistant Vice President of Community Relations for Florida Atlantic University’s Broward campuses. In this capacity, she is responsible for leading a program to build and strengthen FAU’s community partnerships in Broward and Miami-Dade counties.
Dr. Stewart served as the Associate Director of Career Development for FAU’s Broward campuses from 1996 to 2006, and created numerous innovative networking programs, such as the Broward Career Advisory Council and the award-winning reality television show, “Reality Bites: The Real Corporate Experience,” to connect students with community and business professionals. Prior to that, she worked at Miami-Dade College, where she held administrative positions in career services and training and development.
Throughout her life, Dr. Stewart has had a keen interest in the personal, professional and spiritual growth and development of people. Her motto is “to go beyond the obvious in order to achieve the best.”
In 2007, Dr. Stewart was appointed by Governor Charlie Crist to the Florida Faith-based and Community-based Council. In 2006, Dr. Stewart was honored with the Outstanding Career Practitioner Award from the National Career Development Association, the Silver Award in the Career Category from the National Association of Student Professional Administrators, and the Presidential Leadership Award from FAU. She also serves in a number of professional and community organizations, including the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce’s Education Committee, UNCF’s South Florida’s Advisory Council, The Broward Alliance’s Creative Industries Commission, the Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program and LEAD’s Advisory Board. In addition, she is a member of the board of management for the Pentecostal Gospel Temple Ministries in Margate, Florida, and serves as the director for the music ministry.
Dr. Stewart received a Bachelor of Arts in Travel and Tourism Management and a Master of Business Administration in Management from St. Thomas University. Her Doctorate, from Florida International University, is in Adult Education and Human Resource Development.