New Staff Appointments at A-B Tech

Deborah Wright, Vice President of Continuing Education and Economic & Workforce Development.
Deborah Wright, Vice President of Continuing Education and Economic & Workforce Development.

Deborah Wright will begin as Vice President of Continuing Education and Economic & Workforce Development for A-B Tech on January 2, 2020. She is a former WNC resident who is looking forward to returning to the area.

Deborah spent 14 years with Montreat College, where she helped launch and lead the expansion of the School of Professional and Adult Studies as the inaugural Charlotte campus director and later as Vice President for Adult Studies. Deborah grew up in a military family and has traveled extensively. She has a bachelor’s degree from the California Institute of Art, a master’s in business administration, and is pursuing a doctorate in educational leadership.

Shanna Hough is A-B Tech’s new Registrar.
Shanna Hough is A-B Tech’s new Registrar.

Shanna Hough has been selected to serve as A-B Tech’s new Registrar. Shanna has more than 16 years of higher education experience and has served A-B Tech and our students in a variety of capacities during her more than 10-year tenure, most recently as Associate Registrar from 2015 until present.

Prior to her work in the Records and Registration Office, Shanna served as a Disabilities Services Advisor and Academic Advisor. Shanna earned a Bachelor’s degree from Coastal Carolina University and Master’s in Public Administration from Troy University.

About A-B Tech Community College

Founded in 1959 in the heart of Asheville, A-B Tech is the largest higher education institution in Western North Carolina, serving more than 23,000 students a year in Buncombe and Madison counties. One of 58 community colleges in the NC Community College System, A-B Tech offers more than 120 degrees, diplomas and certificates, as well as a wide range of workforce training and continuing education programs.

Now celebrating its 60th year, A-B Tech includes the main Asheville campus, A-B Tech Enka (home of the A-B Tech Small Business Center and Business Incubation Program, Craft Beverage Institute of the Southeast and N.C. BioNetwork), A-B Tech Madison, A-B Tech South, and A-B Tech Woodfin.

Learn more at abtech.edu.

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