Eakes Continues Service on University of Mount Olive Board of Trustees

MOUNT OLIVE – Dr. De Wayne Eakes ’67 of Lucama is serving his 22 year with the University of Mount Olive Board of Trustees as vice chair. 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.
“I believe in the founding purpose and continuing mission and vision of University of Mount Olive,” said Eakes. “The way our College seeks to transform and enhance the lives of students is a Christian value that works amazing results.” Eakes graduated from University of Mount Olive with an associate’s degree in 1967. He also attended Atlantic Christian College (now Barton College) where he earned his bachelor’s degree in 1969.  He earned his master of divinity and doctorate of divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1976 and 1990 respectively.
Eakes is a licensed marriage and family therapist and has been pastor at Little Rock Original Free Will Baptist Church for 43 years. When asked what he hoped to bring to the College, Eakes commented, “Leadership in the areas of mission, values and continuing a long tradition of academic excellence in an atmosphere undergirded and guided by Christian values.”
Eakes is married to Carolyn S. Eakes.
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.