- Bicentennial Medal (2020)
- McKinney School of Law Distinguished Alumni Award (2015)
- Honorary Degree (1999)
- Doctor of Laws
- Kokomo, Indiana
- Presenter: Myles Brand
Pamela Carter, 1984, recently retired from her position as president of Cummins' Distribution Business, has had a career with many notable firsts. She was the first African American woman to hold the position of state Attorney General when she was elected to that post in Indiana in 1993. And during her time at Cummins, she was the first woman to lead one of the company's four major business units. Previously, she served as deputy chief of staff and executive assistant for health policy and human services for former Indiana Governor Evan Bayh. Currently, she serves on the IU McKinney Board of Visitors and was named the Outstanding Alumna of the Year in 2004.
In 2020, Pamela Carter was presented the Bicentennial Medal for her distinguished service to Indiana University.