SALISBURY, N.C. – Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Dean of Technical Programs Zack Hubbard has been appointed to serve on the board of directors of the National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers (NCATC) through 2027.

The NCATC is a network of higher education resources promoting the use of technology applications that enhance economic and workforce development programs and services. The organization includes more than 170 member institutions ranging from colleges and universities to corporations. To optimize the use of their resources, NCATC member institutions partner with major corporations for the delivery of training and certifications.

In his role, Hubbard will help organize training and events for the organization at the national level.

“I am honored to be able to help increase awareness of advanced technology centers and their positive impact on America’s competitive ability and economic growth,” he said. “This work will highlight the training and opportunities available through our own Advanced Technology Center in Kannapolis, as well as raise awareness of the increasing importance of cybersecurity in all connected advanced manufacturing environments.”

Hubbard served as program chair of information technology at Rowan-Cabarrus for seven years before being named Dean of Technical Programs in 2021. In his role as dean, he works with career and technical education programs including engineering, mechatronics, advanced manufacturing, machining, welding, automotive technology, construction technologies, and information technology.

“The College is fortunate to have Zack Hubbard on our team, and the NCATC could not have chosen a more capable and passionate professional to serve on its board,” said Dr. Carol S. Spalding, president of Rowan-Cabarrus. “We look forward to participating in the important work of highlighting advanced technology centers and technical education.”

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