Chattahoochee Valley Community College

Coordinates: 32°25′26″N 85°01′52″W / 32.424°N 85.031°W / 32.424; -85.031
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Chattahoochee Valley Community College
Former names
Chattahoochee Valley State Junior College
Chattahoochee Valley State Community College
TypePublic community college
Location, ,
United States

32°25′26″N 85°01′52″W / 32.424°N 85.031°W / 32.424; -85.031

Chattahoochee Valley Community College is a public community college in Phenix City, Alabama. It serves residents of Russell County and parts of Bullock, Lee, Macon, and Barbour Counties, as well as the Columbus, Georgia metropolitan area. Since 1975 it has shared its campus with Troy University's Phenix City Campus.[1]


The college was established in 1973 as the Chattahoochee Valley State Junior College by an act of the Alabama State Legislature. It opened in January 1974 in a temporary location with 280 students, and in April 1974 had 1,239 students. Local residents donated 103 acres (42 ha) of land for the college's permanent buildings. By 1976, the college had five new permanent buildings and 15 temporary buildings. The college has nine permanent buildings, the newest being the Instructional & Performing Arts Center (IPAC).[2]

In the 1980s, the "junior" in the college's name was changed to "community". In 1996, the "state" was dropped, resulting in the current name, Chattahoochee Valley Community College.

The first president was Dr. Ralph M. Savage, appointed in October 1973. Subsequent presidents were Dr. James Owen (1980 until 1993), Dr. Richard Federinko (1993 to 2002), Dr. Laurel Blackwell[3] (2003-2010) and Dr. Glen Cannon (2011-2014). The current interim president is Mr. Mark Ellard.[4] In Spring of 2018, CVCC announced that Mrs. Jacqueline B. Screws was chosen as president after leading Wallace community college of Eufaula.

The Chattahoochee Valley Community College Foundation, an organization associated with the college, raises funds for student scholarships.[5]


  1. ^ "Troy University - Phenix City Campus". Troy University. 2007. Archived from the original on January 6, 2010. Retrieved 9 February 2010.
  2. ^ "Chattahoochee Valley Community College to break ground on new arts center". Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. Columbus, Georgia. May 6, 2009. Retrieved 9 February 2010.
  3. ^ "Chattahoochee Valley Community College, Hoops to Return to CVCC This Fall. President Responds To Call From Community". Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. Columbus, Georgia. March 10, 2004. p. P4. Retrieved 9 February 2010.
  4. ^ "CVCC Website". Chattahoochee Valley Community College.
  5. ^ Rutledge, Jerry F. (February 21, 2006). "Goal to match $25K in funding: Foundation to start fundraiser initiative with banquet". Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. Columbus, Georgia. Retrieved 9 February 2010.

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