A life-long educator: Britt takes on new role at Campbell

Dr. Jack Britt’s passion for education has carried him through many roles in his storied career — from his early days as a high school teacher and coach, Superintendent of the Cumberland County School System and eventually Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Campbell University.  Now, nearly six decades after beginning his career, Britt is tackling a new challenge and title: Senior Vice President for Advancement and Assistant to the President at Campbell.

In his new role, Britt will devote more time to developing relationships with friends and donors of the University.

“This is not just a job, it’s a calling,” said Britt. “The most rewarding part of my role at Campbell is meeting and working with such good friends. They like being associated with Campbell and they support Campbell because it stands for something and they want to see it succeed.”

Campbell president Jerry Wallace commended Britt for his dedication to the University’s growth in recent years.

“Dr. Britt is a tireless and winsome advocate for Campbell.  Our success in new buildings and programs is largely due to his telling the Campbell story to friends and benefactors,” said Wallace.  “His new role as Senior Vice-President and Assistant to the President will allow him more time to win new friends for Campbell and represent the university in important places.”

A native of Fairmont, NC, Britt attended Fairmont High School before attending East Carolina University on a football scholarship.  Britt earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education and social studies before earning a master’s degree in educational administration.  He later earned his doctorate in education at Nova University.

Britt began his career in education as a teacher/coach with the Raleigh City Schools and served in the US Army before he began teaching at Seventy-First High School.  He went on to serve the Cumberland County School System for 34 years, as a supervisor, assistant superintendent, deputy superintendent and as Superintendent from 1980-1989.


Upon his retirement from Cumberland County Schools, Britt left little time for rest as he joined Campbell University as the director of Corporate Relations in 1989.  His determination and drive earned him the title of North Carolina Baptist Fund-Raiser of the Year.  He was later named Vice-President for Institutional Advancement.

Britt was nationally recognized for his leadership in the public schools of his community, state, and nation. He has served on the National Association of Federally Impacted Schools Board of Directors, as well as in three entities of the State Department of Public Instruction.  In 2001, he was inducted into the East Carolina University Educators Hall of Fame, which was established to honor “influential educators and lifelong facilitators of learning.”  The Cumberland County School System also named a state-of-the-art high school in his honor, Jack Britt High School.

Britt assumed his new role at the beginning of 2011.