Alumnus, The Rev. Henry Pickett Jr., named Trustee Emeritus

Kesha Williams
May 17, 2010

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Rev. Henry Pickett, a 1961 graduate of Elizabeth City State Teachers College, was named Trustee Emeritus during the 150th Commencement at Elizabeth City State University. A Trustee Emeritus has none of the obligations of membership but is entitled to the privileges, except those of making motions, voting, holding office and attending closed sessions of the full Board of the Executive Committee.

Pickett served on the Board of Trustees for 8 years total--- four years for each term.  He served on the Student Affairs, Buildings and Property, Executive Personnel and the Endowment Fund Committees. His last term on the ECSU Board of Trustees ended in 2009.

"It was a great honor and privilege to serve the university I was a graduate of. I learned a lot as trustee, and it was an humbling experience to help make decisions that would affect students, faculty and staff," Pickett said.  "I enjoyed working with both the Chancellors (Burnim and Gilchrist)."

Pickett earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education, a master's degree in guidance and counseling from North Carolina Central University (1973); a certificate of administration (1994) NCCU, and a master's in Divinity from Shaw University (1977).

He retired from the Wake County Public Schools (1991). Pickett served several churches in the Raleigh, N.C., area as a pastor, and he's currently an associate pastor at Cosmopolitan Baptist Church in Raleigh.  He works as substitute teacher for middle schools in Raleigh.