John D. Gossett joined A-B Technical Community College as its seventh president in July 2020. Gossett previously served as president of McDowell Technical Community College in Marion. Gossett serves on the Economic Development Coalition Board for Asheville and Buncombe County and the Mountain Area Workforce Development Board.
Gossett holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Tennessee, an M.B.A. from Appalachian State University, and an Ed.D. in Adult and Community College Education from North Carolina State University. His doctoral dissertation focused on the role of community colleges in economic development.