A friend of a friend-Paul Englemann-Dale Carder-July 13

One thing I have learned is that good friends have other good friends. This is a series of stories about “friends of my friends”. The post below is the story for July 13, 2015.

My goal in 2015 is to learn or get re-acquainted with 365 people and doing a daily post on the “the friend of a friend” is helping me get closer to my goal.

Yesterday was pretty special getting to attend a surprise retirement roast celebration for the former chancellor at UNC Pembroke Kyle Carter. His daughter Heather Hamner did a great job of beginning the planning for the event back in December just a few weeks after her dad announced his plans to retire. She had a neat idea which was to gather friends from each of the four universities her dad had served at over the past forty years.

The universities that were represented included University of Northern Colorado, University of Central Missouri, Western Carolina University, and University of North Carolina at Pembroke. It was a great day because Kyle Carter got to see a lot of old friends from each of these campuses. Over the last five years some of his friends have become my friends especially those from Central Missouri including Dale Carder.

I got to know Dale as a consultant who assisted UNC Pembroke with advice related to enrollment, marketing, and licensing. He is retired from Central Missouri and has his own consultation business and is one of Kyle and Sarah Carter’s dearest friends. That friendship has meant Dale and I have gotten to attend the US Open together in 2014 and have played several rounds of golf together.

(l-r) Kyle Carter, Charles Jenkins, and Dale Carder

Dale at Bayonet

Picture of Dan Kenney at 2014 US Open.

Dan US Open

People who know and worked with former University of Central Missouri Associate Vice President Emeritus Dale Carder say he approached his 18 years of service to UCM with passion, energy and a commitment to helping the institution advance.

His affiliation with the campus dates back to when he was a student, earning a bachelor’s degree in education and participating in ROTC and marching band. He went on to become a helicopter test pilot and lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, finding time to earn a master’s degree at Pepperdine University.

After 20 years of service to his country, Dale returned to his alma mater in 1991 as chair of the Department of Military Science. His leadership skills were employed as program coordinator for the College of Education and Human Services in 1993, followed by director of Outreach Services in 1995, and assistant provost for Enrollment Management and Marketing in 1996, where he spurred a 14 percent increase in freshman enrollment during his third year. After serving a year as assistant provost for Outreach and Marketing, Carder was named associate vice president for University Advancement in 2002, followed by his service as interim chief development officer and executive director of the UCM Foundation, beginning in 2010.

Dale’s accomplishments were numerous. As associate vice president, he chaired the Integrated Marketing Team and initiated a new licensing and retailer program that received the Intercollegiate Licensing Association’s 2007 Synergy Award for best intercollegiate licensing program. The first charitable gift annuity and first permanently endowed professor at the university also occurred under his leadership as interim chief development officer.

Dale was recognized by his colleagues in 2007 as recipient of the John Paul Mees Award for Outstanding Professional Staff, and during the 2012 Homecoming he was recognized as the first recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award for Service.

Dale has not only developed friendships with Kyle Carter but has been a lifetime friend with a man I got to know with my work at the NCAA. His name is Paul Englemann.


Dale Carder

The Friend of the Friend-PAUL ENGLEMANN


The Parliamentarian

Paul Engelmann has served as the faculty athletics representative (FAR) at Central Missouri since 1981. He has also is a professor of economics at the university. His work as FAR has led him to be heavily involved in the workings of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). In fact he has been the parliamentarian for many of the NCAA Conventions. A parliamentarian gets to interpret many aspects of protocol and process. In his friendship with Kyle and Dale sometimes protocol takes a back seat to competition.

Back when all three of them were together at Central Missouri they were racquetball players. They loved to play a three-man game called cutthroat. In one of those games Paul was dominating Kyle and Dale. Unbeknownst to Paul his “two friends” came up with a plan to run him to death so he would not win. The plan didn’t succeed in stopping Paul from winning but did sent him to the hospital for 11 days with a heart attack. Paul as a friend realized not to have his personal well-being ever get in the way of competition between Kyle and Dale unless he wanted to finish second.

As a FAR Paul has been responsible for promoting academic integrity, institutional control of intercollegiate athletics and facilitating the integration of athletics and academic components to the collegiate community. He has been responsible for the certification of eligibility of student-athletes and served as the liaison between student-athletes and the faculty at UCM. Engelmann has worked under five presidents during his 34 years as the FAR at Central Missouri, has served as the faculty representative to the MIAA and has served on numerous MIAA and NCAA committees, including the Division II Legislation Committee and as Chair of the NCAA Division II Management Council.

Paul was inducted into the UCM Athletic Hall of Fame in 2013.

If you mention the names Dale Carder, Paul Englemann, and Kyle Carter in Central Missouri circles you will be greeted with a positive response. On Friday July 17th the three of them plus their wives are off to Alaska on a cruise. My hope is the cruise ship doesn’t have a racquetball court.


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