GIVING BACK - Moses has served on WCJC Board of Trustees since 1996

February 25, 2021
GIVING BACK - Moses has served on WCJC Board of Trustees since 1996

Wharton native Jack Moses has been a Wharton County Junior College trustee since 1996 and currently works at Don Davis Motor Co. in El Campo. Moses has relied upon his mother's advice to achieve his goals in business, education and in his personal life. 

WHARTON, TEXAS – Wharton County Junior College Trustee Jack Moses has two pieces of advice for anyone trying to lead a fulfilling life: don’t take anything for granted and listen to your mother.

A Wharton native, Moses currently works as a product specialist for Don Davis Motor Co. in El Campo. Moses’ initial career path, however, was in education. After obtaining an associate’s degree from Wharton County Junior College, Moses transferred to the University of Houston where he earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

He soon put those skills to use with the Kendleton Independent School District and in the mental health field. Moses said working in those capacities was deeply rewarding.

“Both jobs took time and a lot of effort to make sure the clients and students became successful in their everyday life without numerous setbacks,” he said. “One of my greatest successes in life is witnessing people with a mental disability overcome their struggles.”

After the school district closed down, Moses picked up his current job at Don Davis. But his love for education remained. This time, he found himself running for the Wharton County Junior College Board of Trustees. He was sworn in on Oct. 7, 1996 and has held the Position 9 spot ever since.

“I became a member of the WCJC Board of Trustees because I am a graduate of this institution. I felt I could be a contributor to the school by giving back of my time and effort with the goal of maintaining a high quality of education for the students,” he explained.

Moses is a big believer in the college’s ability to transform lives.

“I feel WCJC is a huge benefit to the community by offering a well-rounded learning experience for our students, low-cost quality education and a friendly, knowledgeable, experienced faculty, staff and administration,” he said. “To me, the most important part about being a board member is being a part of student success. It is all about the students at WCJC.”

A father of three and grandfather of seven, Moses said he has two life lessons that he has tried to live by and pass on to others.

“Do not take anything for granted and listen to your mother,” he said.