Martin County Community Foundation announces new board member

The board of advisors of the Martin County Community Foundation announces new advisory board member Dr. Deryl Davis Fulmer, Ph.D.


Fulmer is the dean of academic affairs and chief academic officer at Martin Community College in Williamston. She began her position in July, 2017, after having served as the vice president of academic affairs and chief academic officer at Halifax Community College in Weldon. She returned to North Carolina following more than 25 years in higher education in Wisconsin. Over the years, she has received numerous awards and recognitions for her service to her community, including as a co-founder of the African American Women’s Fund Project that has raised more than $400,000 and supported more than 40 organizations in the greater Milwaukee area. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a master’s degree in cultural foundations of education and a Ph.D. in urban education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is married to Jerry Fulmer and together they have seven children who live across the United States and abroad.

“We are very excited to have Dr. Fulmer join our board,” said Lucia Peel, board president. “We look forward to working with her to benefit our local community.”