State Board of Community Colleges announces Staff of the Year Award winner

State Board of Community Colleges announces Staff of the Year Award winner

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 2:57pm

RALEIGH – Dr. Jason Fair of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College is the winner of the 2019 Staff of the Year Award from the State Board of Community Colleges.

Fair is director of A-B Tech South in Arden, a collaboration with Mars Hill University. He was recognized for his student-centered approach to delivering instruction and services at A-B Tech South.

Under Fair’s direction, the number of course offerings, students and support programs has grown since the site opened in 2013. He found ways to expand operating hours without additional staffing and advocated for the use of technology to deliver instruction.

Fair also works with Mars Hill, A-B Tech’s facility partner, to maximize use of classroom space and to increase engagement and outreach with the community.

In a letter supporting the award nomination, Dr. Gene Loflin, associate vice president for instructional services at A-B Tech, said Fair’s background in both student services and academics makes him uniquely qualified to help students be successful. “Jason has created an atmosphere where students, faculty and staff feel welcomed and supported,” Loflin wrote.

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