In 1980, Larry Carr was recruited by then Presiden Glenn Olds to serve as Chairman of the University Trustees, a position he held for thirteen years. Upon retiring as Chairman of this prestigious committee of volunteers, he assumed the role of Chairman for the newly established Alaska Pacific University Foundation, Inc. It has been said by Dr. Tom Trotter, who was APU’s President from 1987 to 1995, that Larry Carr is a genius at organizational development whose imagination, vision, and leadership have made him a successful businessman and great humanitarian.
The Carr family has put into action their belief that Alaska deserves a private liberal arts university that provides opportunities for future leaders. It is only fitting that Alaska Pacific University, through its Foundation, has the Laurence J. Carr Endowed Graduate Fellowship in Business. In the words of President Douglas M. North, “We are, of course, happy to see another marvelous example of the Carr family’s generosity toward APU, and the recipients will be very happy and honored to receive this award bearing Larry’s name.”
Graduate student pursuing a degree in business.