MOUNT OLIVE – Emmett Judson Pope III of Mount Olive is serving his sixth year with the Mount Olive College Board of Trustees on the Business Affairs Committee. The 30-member board is charged with the oversight and governance of the College. Mount Olive College Trustees have the responsibility of establishing the identity of Mount Olive College through leading, planning and interpreting.
Pope is president of E.J. Pope & Son Inc., and previously served as vice president of the company from 1984 to 1994. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1984. Pope currently serves on the Board of Directors at the Mount Olive Pickle Company. He was the past chairman of the Board of Wayne County Day School, a past board member of the Walnut Creek Country Club and served on the Planning Council at Walnut Creek.
Pope is married to Kim Pope. They have two daughters Margaux and Abbey. The family attends St. Paul United Methodist Church.
Mount Olive College 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.