Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Montreat College Welcomes New VP for Adult Studies

Montreat College is pleased to welcome Mr. Jonathan Shores to campus as Vice President for Adult Studies. Shores will assume his responsibilities for the administration of the School of Professional and Adult Studies (SPAS) on Tuesday, June 1, 2010. While working closely with the Charlotte and Asheville campuses, Shores will be based at the Black Mountain campus.

A native of Salisbury, N.C., Shores and his family are relocating from Fuquay Varina, N.C. to the Asheville area. Shores is married and has two daughters.

In transferring from the greater Raleigh area, Shores is leaving his current post as the Director of the Research Triangle Park campus of Mount Olive College. In that capacity, Shores oversaw more than 900 non-traditional (adult) students and also worked as an adjunct professor of marketing at Mount Olive College.

A non-commissioned officer in the Air Force National Guard who joined in 2000, Shores has served three deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan since September 11, 2001, supervising as many as 45 airmen at a time.

After receiving his BS in Trust and Wealth Management from Campbell University in Buies Creek, N.C., Shores earned an MBA with a concentration in Marketing Management from Campbell. Currently, he is completing work on a Ph.D. in Marketing through Northcentral University in Prescott Valley, AZ.

Montreat College is a Christ-centered liberal arts institution with its main campus for four-year traditional students in Montreat. The accelerated School of Professional and Adult Studies program has campuses in Asheville, Charlotte, and Black Mountain.

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