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Mr. Carney A. Barr


MB Member
Governors State University
Appointed: 3/1/2017

Carney A. Barr has served on the Governors State University Foundation Board of Directors since 1976 and has served as the Foundation’s Treasurer several times. Having worked with all five of the GSU Presidents, he is committed to the University.

Since 1981 he has worked for Rich Township, where he has served as a Rich Township Trustee, finance manager, and most recently finance advisor. Previously Carney worked at Amoco Corporation where he was Government Affairs Coordinator and Senior Staff Program Coordinator. He also previously served as a Project Manager for Charles Barr and Associates.

Carney served in the United States Army Security Agency and the United States Army Security Agency active reserves.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Georgetown University, a MBA from American University and has taken many postgraduate courses in public and business administration at Governors State University.

While a student in Washington D.C. he worked as an assistant legislative assistant for a U.S. Senator and then a legislative assistant for a U.S. Congressman.

Carney was appointed to the Governors State University Board of Trustees by Governor Bruce Rauner in January 2017.