ASHEVILLE, NC – Richard Hurley, an A-B Tech Trustee since 1996 and former chairman of the Board of Trustees, has been appointed to the North Carolina Community College System Foundation Board. He is one of seven new, at-large members who will serve four-year terms.
The North Carolina Community College System Foundation is a non-profit foundation working to enhance the capacity of the state’s community colleges as well as increase public advocacy, encourage innovation, recognize excellence and build leadership. The Foundation also provides scholarship opportunities for student excellence and in high-priority programs.
Hurley, a retired executive from Square D Corporation, also sits on the A-B Tech Foundation Board. He was honored in 2007 with the A-B Tech President’s Award for his dedication to the College. He has served as the United Way’s general campaign chair twice, and received the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a past president of the Executive Board of the Daniel Boone Council of the Boy Scouts of America, a founding board member and past president of the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement of Western North Carolina, and an alumnus of Leadership Asheville II.
He also has served on the boards of the American Red Cross, the Community Relations Council, the Family Services Center, Asheville Community Theater and the Arts Alliance.