A BIT of Information


Forsyth Tech has a new dean of the Business & Information Technology (BIT) Division: Pamela Shortt.

Pamela comes to Forsyth Tech with a deep familiarity with the state’s community college system. For the past 15 years, she worked at Davidson County Community College first as an Information System Specialist before becoming an instructor in Computer Programming and serving as Associate Dean for Business Engineering & Technical Studies.

As part of her new responsibilities, Pamela will provide leadership for all programs and personnel within the BIT division, as well as develop community, economic and workforce initiatives and partnerships.

What is Pamela looking forward to most about her new job?

“Forsyth Tech has experienced tremendous growth in recent years,” she says, “and I am excited about the opportunities ahead in building relationships in the community as we develop a skilled workforce for the future.

“The favorite part of my job is helping people reach their academic and professional goals.”

She adds that she welcomes the challenge in her new position of developing unique ways, given Forsyth Tech’s varied program offerings and large service area, to creatively meet the emerging trends in business and information technology careers.

In her spare time, Pamela serves on the board of From Behind the Veil Ministries that has provided relief to many places, such as Burundi, Kenya, Uganda and Haiti. She says that her volunteer activity through this organization has helped her realize that everyone can make a difference in the world. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and twin boys and makes a great chicken pie!

Pamela has an Associate’s degree in Computer Programming from Davidson County Community College, a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems from High Point University, and a Master’s degree in Information Systems and Operations Management from the University of North Carolina – Greensboro.

She replaced Bernie Yevin as dean of the BIT division. Bernie retired from Forsyth Tech in 2014.