Charlie B. Young of Selma has been appointed to the University of Mount Olive Board of Trustees.
“Charlie Young brings to the Board an impressive business record,” said UMO President Dr. H. Edward Croom. “He has demonstrated keen insight and an entrepreneurial spirit in managing his business interests. With his love of people and the Free Will Baptist Church, we are fortunate that he has elected to serve on the University of Mount Olive Board of Trustees. I am confident he will provide outstanding leadership and service in his work with the University.”
“Being a Free Will Baptist and a parent of a UMO graduate, makes the University feel like a part of our extended family,” Young said. “I appreciate the opportunity to give back to an institution that has given so much to our area and that helped so many young people over the years,”
Young is an Agency Manager with Johnston County Farm Bureau. He has been in the insurance business for 36 years and with Farm Bureau since 1992. Young attended both Johnston Community College and North Carolina State University, where he earned a degree in business. His community involvements include having served as a former member of the Micro Fire and Rescue Squad, having served 10 years as a Town Commissioner in Micro, NC, and having served on various advisor boards within the Johnston County Schools system. Young currently serves on the United Community Bank Advisory Board and is active in Micro Free Will Baptist Church where he has served in multiple capacities including: Deacon, Trustee, and Sunday School Teacher. In 2014, Young was inducted into the Johnston County Agriculture Hall of Fame
Young is married to his wife of 36 years, Lynn Woodard Young. They have two children, Charlie B. Young, II, a 2013 graduate of the University of Mount Olive and Katie Y. Moore, who is married to Brooks Moore. The Young’s have two grandchildren, Mary Grace Moore and Benton Moore.