In 1960 Dr. William A. Carter proposed making low-cost, post-secondary education available to Sussex Countians, and though his vision of a two-year institution that would prepare Delawareans for work and transfer met with resistance, Bill never gave up. Six years later, when Jason High School was left empty by school integration, Bill proposed that the facility become a community college. The legislature and Gov. Charles Terry acted quickly, and the building became the first of Delaware Tech’s four campuses. Bill continued to shape the college and its mission as a member of the first board of trustees, chairman of the board, and an active member of the foundation board and the Owens Campus development council until his death in 2010. In 1998, in his honor, the Owens Campus named its new higher education building the William A. Carter Partnership Center.