About Bishop State President's Message

President's Message


On behalf of the Bishop State Community College family, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our beautiful campuses.


Bishop State is an engaging institution of higher learning that serves our community by providing a wide array of services which include promoting economic and workforce development in Southwest Alabama.  From GEDs to two-year degrees and everything in between, Bishop State can help you accomplish your educational and career goals. Our programs include academic transfer, as well as career and technical education. Whether you are seeking a four-year degree or beginning a new career, Bishop State is the place for you.


Our campuses are large enough to provide students with the traditional “college feel”, yet small enough to give each student the personalized attention which they deserve. Serving our students is why we come to Bishop State's campuses each day. We offer a broad range of academic programs, athletics, student associations and many other opportunities for a well-rounded college experience.


There is a reason why “community” is in our name; it is because we are the community’s college. Our faculty and staff strive daily to serve the students of our community. Whether you are from Alabama to Mississippi to Florida, native or newcomer, let us serve you here at Bishop State Community College, where it is ‟A Great Place To Start.”


Again, welcome aboard, and go Wildcats!


Valerie A. Richardson, Ed.D.