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Michelle Byrd: Dean, School of Business and Computer Technology

Meeting Date: March 23, 2021

Michelle Byrd launched her career in education in 1990 as an Admissions Specialist and Instructor for a private college in North Carolina.

In 1993, she accepted a position with Gaston College as an Adult High School and GED Instructor.

In 1995, while instructing at a local manufacturing company, Firestone Fibers and Textiles, Michelle was asked to join their human resources department as an Employee Relations Manager and New Hire Training Manager. In 1998, realizing her passion for the education setting, she returned to Gaston College.

In 2002, she moved into the curriculum role as an instructor in Office Administration and in 2007 was appointed as the Associate Dean for the Business and Information Technology Division. Upon the retirement of the Dean for the division, Michelle was hired as the Dean for Business and Information Technology in January 2012.

In 2016, Michelle moved to Greenville and accepted the role as Dean for the School of Business and Computer Technology at Greenville Technical College. Currently she serves as the Secretary for the Board of Directors for the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), serves on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement for the Upstate, and serves on the Foundation Board with the Better Business Bureau.