Carson H. Barnes, Jr. (M.Ed. ’59) received his J.D. from William & Mary Law in 1975. He played varsity baseball and football at Randolph Macon College and played six years semi-pro baseball in the Eastern Shore League. He began his career in the field of education as a teacher of history and government and was a football and baseball coach at Parksley High School from 1952 until 1954. He served as Ferrum College’s assistant dean, professor of history, and football coach from 1956-1959.
The next 32 years he served as Dean of Men, Dean of Students, and Director of Special Programs a the College of William & Mary, retiring in 1991 after serving in the administration of five W&M presidents.
He is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, Sigma Phi Epsilon, and Phi Delta Phi national legal fraternity. He was on active duty with the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956 as intelligence analyst in Verdun, France. He served two terms as president of the Virginia Association of Student Personnel Administrators. He received the Public Service Award from W&M Alumni in 1993. In 2010 he was inducted into the Ferrum College Sports Hall of Fame.
Mr. Barnes published his memoir in 2012, called That’s What Happened.