"The Marine Corps University Foundation provides me with a very tangible opportunity to support our Nation’s Marines. Through MCUF, my own “desire to serve” becomes a small reality."
Mr. Carder graduated from Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois, in 1955, with a Bachleor of Science degree in Political Science. In 1959, he received a Master of Arts degree in International Affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts. Mr. Carder spent several years in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving as a Rifle Platoon Commander, Battalion Liaison Officer and Force Reconnaissance Platoon Commander on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. He graduated from the 503rd Airborne School in Okinawa, Japan, in January 1963, was promoted to Major in July 1966 and transferred to retired status (USMCR) in March 1967.
Mr. Carder is the Retired President of Vulcan Lands, Inc., a subsidiary of Vulcan Materials Company. He came to Vulcan in 1977 as Vice President, International Division and from 1982 through 1989 was Executive Vice President and General Manager of Vulcan’s Middle East Division.
Before moving to Birmingham, Alabama, he served simultaneously as Vice President of Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. and President of Wailea Land Company, in Honolulu, Hawaii, and earlier as Group Vice President of International Basic Economy Corporation (IBEC) in New York City and President of IBEC Housing International, Inc. in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Mr. Carder was born in Brooklyn, New York.
Mr. Carder’s many civic and professional associations have included: President, Better Business Bureau of Puerto Rico; President, Zoological Society of Honolulu, Hawaii; President, Kiwanis Club of Birmingham; President, The Birmingham Festival of Arts Association, Inc.; Chairman, The Birmingham Committee on Foreign Relations; Director and Trustee, Birmingham Metropolitan YMCA; Director, Birmingham Football Foundation, Inc.; Advisory Council, UAB Center for International Programs; Trustee, Civic Club Foundation, Inc.; Advisory Board, The Salvation Army; Alabama District Export Council, U.S. Department of Commerce; The Newcomen Society of the United States; Young Presidents’ Organization; and Faculty Fellow and Chairman, The Norton Board of Advisors, Birmingham-Southern College. In 1997, Birmingham-Southern awarded Mr. Carder the Medal of Service. Mr. Carder is a past National President of the American Committees on Foreign Relations.
He and his wife, Patricia, reside in Birmingham, Alabama, and enjoy travel and golf.