Jason Carter to Deliver 2024 Commencement Address 

March 29, 2024
Jason Carter

Public health advocate, humanitarian, politician, and lawyer, Jason Carter, will deliver the Rollins School of Public Health’s commencement address on Saturday, May 11. This year’s commencement ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. in the Woodruff Physical Education Center. 

Carter is the chairman of the Carter Center Board of Trustees and a partner at the law firm of Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore, LLP in Atlanta. As the grandson of the Carter Center’s founders, he has been involved with the Center’s programs for 20 years, working to advance peace and health across the globe. Prior to becoming chairman of the board, he oversaw the Center’s strategic planning and participated in the Center’s programs in Liberia, Egypt, Myanmar, and the West Bank/Gaza.  

“Our students are motivated to make a difference, find a sense of purpose, and to live boldly,” says M. Daniele Fallin, dean of the Rollins School of Public Health. “I suspect Jason’s insights from his life of public service will inspire our graduating class, and all who attend this year’s ceremony.”

Aside from his work with the Carter Center, he combines a successful litigation practice with a strong commitment to public service. From 2010 to 2015 he served in the Georgia State Senate. In 2014, Carter was the Democratic nominee for governor of Georgia. He previously served for more than two years in the United States Peace Corps in South Africa where he worked in schools to assist with their transition out of apartheid.  

In addition to his work at the Carter Center, Carter serves on the boards of a number of civic organizations in the Atlanta area, including Hands on Atlanta, and the Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence. He is also a member of the Rollins School of Public Health Dean's Council. 

To those unable to attend this year’s commencement in person, a live stream will be available on the school's commencement web page.


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