Averette Serves on University of Mount Olive Board of Trustees

MOUNT OLIVE – Jean McLawhorn Averette of Farmville is serving her eighth year with the University of Mount Olive Board of Trustees on the Academic Affairs Committee. The 30 member Board is charged with the oversight and governance of the College.  MOC Trustees have the responsibility of establishing the identity of University of Mount Olive through leading, planning and interpreting.
“As a former educator, I would like to think that I bring to the Board knowledge of the needed outcomes of the education process and an understanding of the necessary steps to achieve these goals,” said Averette. Averette graduated from East Carolina College with a bachelor of science degree and a master of arts degree in education from East Carolina University. She also has an educational specialist degree.
Averette is a retired coordinator with Pitt County Schools.  She also worked as a supervisor over programs for exceptional children, as a speech therapist, as a staff development director and taught fourth and fifth grade. “As a ministry of the Free Will Baptist denomination, University of Mount Olive has excelled in educating students from North Carolina, other states and other countries. The faculty and staff demonstrate an attitude of caring and concern for all the students. It is a privilege and honor to serve on the Board,” she said.
Averette is married to Carl Averette and attends First Free Will Baptist church in Greenville.  They have two children, Carla Wainwright and Vance Averette, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

University of Mount Olive is a private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition with defining Christian values. The College, sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists, has locations in Mount Olive, New Bern, Wilmington, Goldsboro, Research Triangle Park, Washington and Jacksonville.  For more information, visit www.moc.edu.