Interim President until February 1, 1991, when Mr. Seth Hammett was selected as the new President. Extensive renovation, remodeling, and refurbishing of the infrastructure of the College took place with twenty-six major projects undertaken.

On October 6, 1992, groundbreaking ceremonies took place for construction of a new 11,300 square foot facility on seventeen acres of property in Greenville, Alabama. This facility opened for classes in the fall of 1993.

President Hammett retired in June of 2002, and Dr. James D. Krudop served as Interim President until the merger with Douglas MacArthur State Technical College in January of 2003.

Lurleen B. Wallace Community College

On January 23, 2003, the Alabama State Board of Education took official action to merge Lurleen B. Wallace Junior College and Douglas MacArthur State Technical College. Dr. Edward Meadows was appointed President on that date with the responsibility of providing leadership to bring about the consolidation of these two colleges to create Lurleen B. Wallace Community College. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) recognized the two institutions as a singly accredited community college in December, 2003. The Alabama State Board of Education took final action regarding the merger in December, 2003, and the U.S. Department of Education recognized the two colleges as a single institution in January, 2004. The successful consolidation resulted in a multi-campus comprehensive community college serving the counties of Butler, Crenshaw, Coffee, Covington, and Geneva, Alabama. Campuses are located in Andalusia, Greenville, and Opp, and an instructional center is located in Luverne. In 2004, a ten-year Facilities Master Plan was developed to facilitate the programmatic growth of the College as a result of the consolidation and expanded mission of the College. Major renovations and new construction were undertaken at the Andalusia and MacArthur campuses to accommodate new programs and courses. In 2005, construction of a 30,000 square foot technology center was initiated on the Greenville campus to facilitate the expanded comprehensive mission of that campus. In January, 2006, the College established a center in Luverne with the primary function of offering adult education and training for business and industry. Classes were held in the former National Guard Armory which was leased from the Armory Commission. The State Board of Education approved the purchase of the Luverne facility in July, 2007. In February 2015, SACSCOC gave its approval to offer complete programs of the College at this center. In October, 2006, the Vermelle Evers Donaldson Cosmetic Arts Center was dedicated on the MacArthur Campus. In November, 2007, the College celebrated the completion of two new buildings, the Child Development Center on the Andalusia Campus and the Technology Building on the Greenville Campus.

Dr. Meadows retired as President in August, 2008 and Mr. L. Wayne Bennett served as Interim


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