Carol A Darling
Carol A. Darling, CFLE, was president of NCFR from 2001-20032. Darling, the Margaret R. Sandels Professor of Human Sciences in the Ddepartment of Family and Children Sciences at Florida State University and Distinguished Teaching Professor at Florida State University, was the recipient of two Fulbright Awards. She used both Fulbrights to teach family life education and conduct research in Finland at the University of Helsinki in 1995 and 2005, where she represented the National Council on Family Relations and strived to "infuse international family life education as a theme." A native of Minnesota, Darling earned her B.S. from the University of MinnesotaA and M.S.A at the University of MinnesotaUtah State University and then earned her doctoral degree in Family Ecology from Michigan State University. She served on the NCFR Standards & Criteria for Certification for Family Life Educators Committee, and chaired the Education and Enrichment Section, chaired the CFLE Academic Program Review Committee, and has served the Certified Family Life Educator program in numerous roles since its inception..