Carolyn Beverly has a lengthy history with TCAT Whiteville. She was employed at TCAT Whiteville as the Office Occupations instructor from 1988 to 1994 and the Computer Operations Technology Instructor from 1994 to 1996. She left the TBR system in 1996 and joined Methodist Healthcare of Memphis, serving as an Information Systems Analyst and SAP Education Coordinator. In 2005, she returned to TCAT Whiteville as the Assistant Director, and in September 2011 was appointed Director.
Director Beverly holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education from Tennessee State University and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Tennessee State University and University of Tennessee Joint Universities program. She has also earned additional graduate hours from the University of Memphis. Her academic achievements have supported her ability to be a progressive and successful leader.
Director Beverly has participated in several leadership programs such as the Tennessee Technology Center’s Leadership Academy, the Tennessee Board of Regents Academic Leadership Academy, and the Maxine Smith Fellows class of 2006. She is also actively involved in community service initiatives. During her tenure as the Missions Ministry President of New St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church in Jackson, TN, Director Beverly was instrumental in getting the church certified as a shelter for evacuees during disaster. During her leadership the church was able to house 137 individuals from the Hurricane Katrina disaster. She also implemented the Room in the Inn program for homeless men to be sheltered.
Director Beverly is a member of the Haywood, Fayette and Hardeman counties’ industrial boards. She served two terms as the Region III Director for Tennessee Business and Professional Women, Inc. She is a member of the Bolivar Rotary Club and serves as a board member of the Hardeman County Chamber of Commerce. Director Beverly is also a member of the Jackson, Tennessee, Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., an organization dedicated to the service of others. In 2013, she was the recipient of the Sterling Award, being recognized as one of the Most Influential Women in West Tennessee.
Director Beverly is the proud mother of one daughter, Whitley.