GOLDSBORO - James V. “Ven” Faulk of Dudley has been appointed to the Wayne Community College Board of Trustees.
He previously served on the Wayne County Board of Education.
“I feel strongly that the Wayne County Public Schools and Wayne Community College have just scratched the surface of what can be achieved for our students,” said Faulk.
“We need to make sure every student, no matter their financial status, race or beliefs, has every opportunity to receive the best education that can be provided. I believe that WCC is a very big part of the success of Wayne County, from educating students for future success to the continuing education provided to our community.”
A graduate of Goldsboro High School, Faulk holds an associate’s degree in funeral service education from Fayetteville Technical Community College. His education background includes stints at NC State, University of Mount Olive and WCC.
Faulk is the president of Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home and Crematory.
Chair of the Wayne County Board of Health, Faulk also serves on the WCPS Business Advisory Council/WORKS board. He is a member of the Wayne County Shrine Club and Mount Olive Masonic Lodge 208.
Faulk is married to Ashley Kornegay Faulk, a WPCS teacher. They have five children.
By statute, the 58 North Carolina community college boards of trustees have 13 members each.
County commissions and boards of education within each institution’s service area, plus the governor, appoint four trustees, each, plus the student government president serves as an ex-officio nonvoting member. Other than the student representative’s term, trustee terms of office are four years.