Bachelor, Wofford College, 1960; Master of Arts, Florida State University, 1967; Doctor of Philosophy, Florida State University, 1971.
Director admissions, Wofford College, Spartanburg, South Carolina., 1961-1969; director planning and analysis, Florida Board Regents, Tallahassee, Florida, 1971-1974; assistant vice president academic affairs, University of S. Florida, Tampa, 1974-1977; vice chancellor business affairs, Western Carolina U., Cullowhee, since 1977.
Board directors Tuckaseigee Water and Sewer Authority, West Carolina University Development Foundation, Daniel Boon council Boy Scouts American. Member National Association College and University Business Officers (publications board 1984-1989, professional development committee 1987-1989, board directors since 1990, vice chair 1991-1992, chairman 1992-1993, awards committee since 1996), Southern Association College and University Business Officers (editor 1983-1985, vice president 1986-1989, president 1989-1990, board directors since 1990, program committee since 1996), Wofford College Alumni Association, Pi Kappa Alpha.
Married Barbara Ellen Bell, June 22, 1968. Children: Charles Joseph Junior, Timothy Adam Carter.