SUMTER, SC –The newly elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Morris College, Dr. Charles B. Jackson, Sr., will deliver the address at the college’s 102nd Commencement Convocation on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the Sumter County Civic Center.
A native of West Columbia, SC, Jackson earned an undergraduate degree with honors from Benedict College in Columbia, SC and a master’s degree from the Morehouse School of Religion at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta. He has been awarded honorary doctorate degrees from both Morris College and Benedict College.
Jackson has served as the senior pastor of Brookland Baptist Church in West Columbia, SC for 41 years. He has established himself as a community leader and a pace setter.
In addition to the vast growth and economic development taking place under his leadership at the church, he has made his mark in numerous organizations. A few include former president of the South Carolina Baptist Congress of Christian Education, Board of Directors for Morehouse School of Religion, member of the NAACP, Board of Directors for Lexington Medical Center and Board of Visitors for the University of South Carolina.
His honors include the Affirmative Action Award from the Black Faculty and Staff Association of the University of South Carolina, Lifetime Achievement Award, the 100 Black Men of Greater Columbia, Inc., and the Order of the Palmetto, conferred by former Governor Jim Hodges.