Carter Strang, '73, just concluded his term as President of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. Kent State University honored Strang with a full page advertisement used at the CMBA Annual Meeting in June.
As CMBA President, Strang launched the Louis Stokes Scholars Program, a pipeline diversity program to increase the percentage of minorities in the legal profession. Through it, college students with an interest in becoming attorneys are provided paid summer internships at law firms, courts and legal non-profits in the Greater Cleveland area, and each Stokes Scholar is paired with an attorney or judge who serves as a mentor. The Stokes Scholars Program received the Expys 2013 Best New Internship Award and the 2013 LexisNexis Community & Educational Outreach Award.
Strang recently published two articles, “Light Candles Rather Than Curse the Darkness," DRI Diversity Insider (May 2013) and "Gideon v. Wainwright-50th Anniversary," CMBA Journal (May 2013), and was featured in an article titled “Diversity and Pride,” published in Shaker Life Magazine (February-March 2013 issue).
Strang is a partner with Tucker Ellis LLP in Cleveland, a national law firm headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.
As an undergraduate at Kent State, Carter was a member of the football and hockey teams. He obtained his Master in Education from Kent State in 1979. After teaching and coaching at Shaker Heights High School, he attended Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, graduating in 1984.
Strang was recognized in 2011 as the recipient of the Distinguished Honors Alumni Award. His mother, Bettie, was an Honors College staff member, and Strang started an Honors College Scholarship Award in her honor.