CCC President Resigns; Accepts Position at Gaston College

Dr. John Hauser

On Thursday, March 19, Carteret Community College President John Hauser announced his resignation effective May 8 to the Board of Trustees, faculty and staff. Hauser was selected as the new President for Gaston College located in Dallas, North Carolina.

“It is with great regret that the Board of Trustees has received the news that Dr. John Hauser will be leaving Carteret Community College to assume the presidency of Gaston College,” stated Mike Curtis, Carteret Community College Board of Trustees Chair.

“John Hauser showed great and inspiring leadership at Carteret Community College, and Gaston College is fortunate to have selected Dr. Hauser. Our loss is their gain. We wish nothing but the best for Dr. Hauser and his family on their decision to assume the leadership of a well-regarded institution.”


Hauser began his position at Carteret Community College in July 2017. During his tenure at Carteret Community College, Carteret Community College started the county’s first Early College High School focused on Marine Science and Technology, implemented five new Associate in Applied Science degree programs, increased enrollment, developed fully online programs and much more.

“Carteret Community College is a college of extremely talented and motivated students, faculty and staff. The very best part of my job has been the opportunity to tell the Carteret Community College story across the region, state, and beyond,” said Hauser.

“I will always be tremendously grateful for my time at Carteret Community College and the educational experience it has provided to me. I will forever remain a Carteret Community College champion, relaying the story of Carteret Community College as one of the most unique and caring colleges in the state.”

Hauser is working with the Board of Trustees to develop a transition plan. The Board of Trustees will convene to make plans to begin the search for a new president

Via Carteret Community College