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Dennis King, Ed.D., A-B Tech President
President Dennis F. King joined A-B Tech in 1992 as Vice President for Student Services. He was appointed Interim President in January 2014 and will be the sixth College President on August 1, 2014.
King previously served as Vice President for Student Services at Lake City Community College in Florida from 1982-92, including a stint as Acting President in 1987. From 1979-82, he was Dean of Students at Florida Institute of Technology at Jensen Beach. He also was Head Residence Counselor and Assistant Dean of Students at Jacksonville University from 1973-79.
King also has served in several instructional positions, including: adjunct professor of education at Western Carolina University, 2007-12; adjunct professor of education at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, 1998; adjunct instructor of English at Lake City Community College, 1984-92; adjunct instructor of English at Florida Institute of Technology, 1980-82; and adjunct instructor of English at Jacksonville University, 1975-79.
King has received several awards and honors during his tenure with A-B Tech, including N.C. Community College Student Personnel Professional of the Year in 2000, A-B Tech Administrator of the Year in 1998 and N.C. Community College Institute for Future Presidents in 1998.
A native of Franklin, N.H., King received a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University, a master’s in teaching from Jacksonville University, and a doctorate in education from the University of Florida. He served in the U.S. Army from 1968-72, achieving the rank of Company Commander and earning a Bronze Star for Meritorious Service in 1972. King is married and has two sons.