Chattahoochee Valley Community College was established by an act of the Alabama Legislature during the 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. The College’s 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 Fort Moore – 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 (2602 College Drive) in 1976. The campus contains approximately 130 acres upon which are located 14 permanent buildings: an instructional and performing arts center, an administrative/classroom building, a general-purpose classroom building, a learning resources center, a fine arts building, a health and physical education building/gymnasium, an athletic complex, a student services center, an industry training center and a security building; in 2020, the College acquired Adams Hall from Troy University for the purpose of developing a one-stop student center and instructional facility; in 2021, three additional buildings were acquired from Troy University, a bookstore, a maintenance building, and Pitts Hall, which became the Workforce Training Center, in 2023.
During its history, CVCC has had six permanent presidents. Previous presidents include: Dr. Ralph Savage (1973-1980); Dr. James Owen (1980-1993); Dr. Richard Frederinko (1993-2002); Dr. Laurel Blackwell (2003-2010); and Dr. Glen Cannon (2011- 2014). The current President is Ms. Jacqueline B. Screws, who began her tenure on February 1, 2018.
Note: This history may be used in appropriate College documents in its entirety, or it may be abridged as approved by the President or designee.
Chattahoochee Valley Community College promotes student success and is committed to enriching our community by offering accessible quality and engaging educational opportunities through academic transfer, career and technical education, workforce development, and adult education.
Chattahoochee Valley Community College (CVCC) will be a dynamic engaged institution of higher learning dedicated to serving the community and students by providing excellent educational, cultural, and career opportunities allowing individuals to be successful and achieve their goals. CVCC will provide quality services through innovative practices state-of-the-art facilities and a culture of meeting individuals where they are and empowering them to succeed. CVCC will enhance the lives of students, faculty, staff, and the community by:
- Promoting instructional excellence in all program areas
- Expanding and enhancing programs to meet the needs of the area’s workforce
- Strengthening partnerships to advance the mission of the College
- Creating a supportive teaching and learning environment
- Integrating technology to support all programs and services
- Implementing the use of evidence-based decision-making
- Providing exceptional student support services
- Academic Excellence
- Student Success and Engagement
- Accountability/Continuous Improvement
- Quality Service
- Effective Communication
To achieve its purpose, the College has developed the following goals:
- To offer quality educational programs
- To provide diverse educational and support programs that promote student success
- To employ comprehensive planning and administration of the College’s programs, services, and processes
- To provide state-of-the-art technology, infrastructure, and facilities to support the College mission