Jimmy T. Tate Joins UNCW Board of Trustees

Monday, May 03, 2021

The UNCW Board of Trustees welcomed Jimmy T. Tate, Ed.D. as a new member during its quarterly meetings April 29-30.

Tate was appointed to the board in March by Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger to fulfill the unexpired term of Michael Lee, who was elected to the state senate in 2020. Tate’s term expires June 30, 2023.

As part of his duties, Tate will serve as a member of the trustees’ External Affairs and Educational Planning and Programs committees as well as the Special Committee on Renewal and Accountability.

Tate is the president of Mt. Calvary Center for Leadership Development, which serves 10 counties throughout southeastern North Carolina. Tate ’99, ’01M, ’19M earned a bachelor's degree in history and master's degrees in both liberal studies and conflict management resolution from UNCW. He holds a doctorate in education from St. Thomas University. Tate continued his studies at Shaw University’s Divinity School, Fayetteville State University, Iowa State University and North Carolina State University. He also completed additional studies at the UNC School of Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Tate has served as president of Roanoke-Chowan Community College and held positions as vice president of human resources and institutional advancement at the community college level. He also served as chief of staff and interim assistant vice chancellor of institutional advancement with two universities. Tate has taught history at Barton College, Campbell University, James Sprunt Community College, Coastal Carolina Community College and Shaw University.

Tate’s service includes trustee for Cape Fear Community College and Elizabeth City State University, a member of the Duke University Medical Center Advisory Board of the Graduate Medical Education Population Health Curriculum Development Project, Pender Memorial Hospital Board of Directors, Southeastern Economic Development Commission, and twice as chairman of the Pender County Board of Commissioners while serving as a commissioner for nearly eight years.

-- Venita Jenkins