Dr. Joseph Barwick, Interim President
Dr. Joseph Barwick was appointed by the A-B Tech Board of Trustees as Interim President following the retirement of Dennis King on January 31, 2020. Dr. Barwick will serve until June 30, 2020, and a new president is expected to begin on July 1, 2020.
His education background includes: Ph.D., Educational Administration, Community College Leadership from the University of Texas, Austin; MA, English/Education and BA, English, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Dr. Barwick is a native of North Carolina and most recently served as President of Carteret Community College.
He has also served as Vice President of Academic and Student Services at Southwestern Community College. Dr. Barwick is past Vice Chair of SACS – Commission on Colleges and currently is President of the North Carolina Retired Government Employees Association and Carteret County Schools Foundation.
He has received numerous awards including the University of Texas Community College Leadership Distinguished Graduate Award, Carteret Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year and the State of North Carolina Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award.