Carol Black

Carol Black joined the FDU staff in 1963 as assistant alumni secretary, later became director of development communications, then Publications Office manager and took on the director's job in 1992. She has served under every president of the University. She earned her BA in history with minors in journalism and Spanish and her MA in history from FDU. She undertook appraisal studies in decorative and fine arts at NYU. She continues her professional education by undertaking desktop publishing courses. Many publications that she has helped produce have been award-winning, such as Inside FDU, the Honor Roll of donors and the Celebrating 40 Years Florham-Madison Student Handbook.

Carol's interests have been as wide as the world, and she has made more than one globe-circling tour, visiting sites such as the Great Buddha of Kamakura, the Shilla Dynasty tombs, the Taj Mahal, the National Palace Museum in Taipei, the Cairo Museum, the Great Pyramids, Luxor, many European cities and, most recently, Vietnam. Her first journeys abroad were on the U.S. fencing team, which took her to Moscow, Gdansk and Paris; she had the honor of being on the first American Junior Olympic team to compete in fencing (Duisberg). Her fencing career continued into the 1990s, when she was regularly on the Salle Santelli women's epee team which annually captured gold, silver and bronze medals at the U.S. National Fencing Championships. She serves on FDU's Teaneck-Hackensack/Rutherford Athletic Hall of Fame Committee.

Her interests continue to focus on antiques, the historical, preservation and Native American arts. She also likes birding and nature hikes. She belongs to various associations relating to these.

Links of interest:

National Museum of the American Indian
Audubon Society
United States Fencing Association


Short Abstract

The FDU Publications Office, as part of the Communications Department, provides University-wide services in publications preparation, production and delivery. The director is a resource to all University communities in these areas and handles more than 200 publications annually, including the University's catalogs, brochures, newsletters, commence-
ment programs, etc.