New trustee, Jimmy T. Tate, joins board on September 11
Kesha Williams September 18, 2012
Jimmy T. Tate, a North Carolina community college administrator, became the newest
member of the Elizabeth City State University Board of Trustees on Sept. 11, 2012.
Tate, of Willard, N.C., was named to the board by the UNC Board of Governors for a
four-year term. He was sworn into office on September 11 during the quarterly meeting
of the Board of Trustees.
Tate, an active public servant, currently serves as executive director of strategic
initiatives and organizational effectiveness for the president of James Sprunt Community
College in Kenansville, in Duplin County, N.C. Tate is also vice chairman of the Pender
County Board of Commissioners.
Tate is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where he earned
his bachelor's and master's degrees history. In addition, he continued his studies
at Shaw University's Divinity School, Fayetteville State University, Iowa State University
and North Carolina State University. He also completed the Community College Administrator's
Leadership Certification Program in Chapel Hill, N.C. He has received numerous advanced
studies certificates continuing his professional development.
A firm believer in education and higher education, Tate has taught high school and
college students. He has served as an adjunct history professor at Campbell University,
James Sprunt Community College, Coastal Carolina Community College and Shaw University.
He has taught humanities and history courses in North Carolina history, U.S. history,
cultural studies, Southern culture, Western civilization and American government.
In addition to his current position at James Sprunt Community College, he has served
as associate vice president for college advancement and institutional effectiveness.
H is active in church and community activities. As a member of the Pender County Board
of Commissioners, (2007 -) he has served as vice chairman and twice as chairman. He
also was appointed by Gov. Beverly E. Perdue to serve on the North Carolina State
Youth Advisory Council. In addition, he was invited by Congressman Mike McIntyre to
serve on his Southeastern North Carolina Educational Advisory Committee. He has also
served on the National Association of Counties Steering Committee, an organization
representing elected officials across the nation. He also works tirelessly in ministry.