The newly selected New London superintendent who was asked to withdraw his application earlier this summer amid questions surrounding his educational background did not receive his Ph.D. as planned, according to a spokesperson for Lesley University, where he was enrolled.
Terrence Carter was chosen as part of a nationwide search, but just days before the Board of Education was set to sign his contract, reports surfaced that Carter had been referring to himself as a doctor for years but had not yet earned his degree.
School officials asked Carter to withdraw his application and commissioned a local law firm to investigate his background.
A spokesperson of Lesley University said Monday that Carter does not have a degree from the school.
The Day of New London reports that Carter successfully defended his dissertation in May and was on track to complete his program. It’s not clear why Carter did not receive his degree.
New London native Richard Foye has been named interim superintendent.