Carroll Land

Carroll Land

  • Strategic Initiatives Officer
  • Phone: (619) 849-2266


  • Point Loma Nazarene University


Carroll has been a part of the University Advancement team for five years.  As Director of Strategic Initiatives he uses public relations with former acquaintances to explore gifting opportunities with them as well as others.  He strives to increase income through contacts and activities.  Carroll is no stranger to PLNU; he graduated from Pasadena College then went onto USC to earn his M.S. in education followed by his Ph.D. 

As PLNU’s baseball coach for 39 years, Director of Athletics, and chair of the Kinesiology Department, all spanning 47 years, Carroll has been somewhat of a constant “fundraiser” for the university.  He has been President and Chair (1998-2003) of the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) and a lifetime member of the Board of Directors. 

Not only is Carroll a PLNU alumnus, but his wife, son, daughter, son-in-law, sister, and brother-in-law are all former Sea Lions. 

Married for 60 years, Carroll and his wife enjoy travelling together and being involved at San Diego First Church of the Nazarene.  In his free time he enjoys golfing, attending athletic events, and visiting with alumni friends.