Columbia State Community College is proud to have the distinction of being the first community college created in Tennessee. Construction of the new campus began in October 1965, and the first director of admissions, W.O. Johnson, was able to offer a schedule of classes for the fall of 1966. The first class of 363 students met in various buildings around Columbia. When the campus was completed in 1967, Lady Bird and Lyndon B. Johnson were on hand for the dedication. Decades later, Columbia State Community College continues to be at the forefront of the state's educational system and provides a nurturing environment for its students.This pictorial history of Columbia State Community College was published in conjunction with the college's 40th anniversary. The authors were careful to select a variety of images that depict the evolution of the Columbia campus, as well as its centers and sites, and provide readers with an enjoyable volume.
Carolyn R Allred-Winnett, Fred Behrens, Lewis E Moore, Lewis E Moore Jr, Monte Bayless