Horne Continues Service on University of Mount Olive Board

MOUNT OLIVE – Clifton Darrell Horne of Goldsboro is entering his 26th year as a member of the University of Mount Olive Board of Trustees. Horne has served as chairman of the Board since 1997 and previously served as secretary and vice chair. He has been a part of the student development committee, executive committee, and the committee on trustees with the Board as well.

“University of Mount Olive helped shape me into the man I am today. I feel a responsibility to help them continue to offer this opportunity to others,” said Horne. The 30 member Board is charged with the oversight and governance of the College.  University of Mount Olive Trustees have the responsibility of establishing the identity of University of Mount Olive through leading, planning and interpreting.

Horne has been the president of Horne Moving Systems, Inc. for 39 years. He originally graduated from Mount Olive Junior College in 1967. “Education gives us the knowledge and insight into past experiences and affords us the means to create and grow our own. University of Mount Olive gave me the opportunity to experience how learning and growing can help achieve dreams. It provided me, as it continues to provide others today, that avenue of growth.”

Horne is the current mayor of the Village of Walnut Creek. He was originally elected to the Village Council in 1998 and is a member of the Capital Campaign Executive Committee and the University of Mount Olive Foundation Board. He retired from the North Carolina National Guard with 22 years of service.

Horne is married to Anne E. Horne and serves as treasurer at Stoney Creek Free Will Baptist Church.

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.