Chattahoochee Valley Community College was established by an act of the Alabama Legislature during its 1973 legislative session. Located in Phenix City, Alabama, CVCC serves the citizens of Phenix City, Russell County, and parts of Bullock, Lee, Macon and Barbour counties. Its primary service area is Russell County, the eastern one-third of Macon County and the southeastern corner of Lee County. It also provides a variety of educational opportunities for the citizens of the Ft. Benning – Columbus, Georgia metropolitan area.
CVCC opened in January of 1974 and initially used temporary facilities located throughout Phenix City. CVCC first occupied its present permanent location in 1976. Its campus contains 101 acres upon which are located nine permanent buildings: an administrative/classroom building, an instructional and performing arts center, a general purpose classroom building, a learning resources center, a fine arts building, a health and physical education building/gymnasium, a student services center, an industry training center and a security office.
During its history, CVCC has had five permanent presidents. Its current interim president is Mr. Mark Ellard, who began his service in September 2015.