Dean Craig Edelbrock

Please join the College of Continuing Studies at The University of Alabama in celebrating our 100th year of operation during the 2018-19 academic year. Our College traces its origins to the creation of the University’s Extension Division in 1919. While the content of our continuing and professional education courses has changed over the decades, our mission to extend the University’s resources and programs to broader populations has always been constant.

CCS has stayed on the leading edge of innovation in courses by distance for working professionals. Beginning as correspondence courses by mail, our continuing education classes have evolved through broadcast television, VHS cassettes and expanded into internet-based distribution.

Today, the College offers educational, consultative, enrichment and lifelong learning programs for a wide variety of student populations in Alabama, across the country and around the world. With more than 200 employees and a budget 10,000 times larger than its first year, CCS continues to stay at the forefront in technology use for teaching and learning at a distance.

Upcoming Events

January
24

UA Early College Parent Reception

January 24, 2019
Tuscaloosa
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February
12

UA Early College Parent Reception

February 12, 2019
Auburn
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March
22

ACCESS Counselor Professional Development Day

March 22, 2019
Tuscaloosa
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March
30

ACCESS Counselor Professional Development Day

March 30, 2019
Madison County Schools
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October
17

CCS Centennial Year End Celebration

October 17, 2019
Bryant Conference Center, Tuscaloosa
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HISTORY

1919

President George Denny 1912-1936

President George Denny 1912-1936

A budget of $5,000 was allocated by the Alabama State Legislature to establish the Extension Division of the University of Alabama.

1928

Dr. Wyatt C. Blasingame

Dr. Wyatt C. Blasingame

Dr. Blasingame served the Extension Division from 1928-1945.

1930

Dr. Robert Tidwell

Dr. Robert Tidwell

Dr. Tidwell became Director of the Extension Division and later its first Dean.

1940

Correspondence courses grew rapidly starting in 1929 to 2,800 students by 1951.

 

WHO'S WHO

  • Clay Davis
    Executive Director
    Monica Davis
    Director
    Craig Edelbrock
    Dean
    Bill Elrod
    Director
    Leroy Hurt
    Associate Dean
    Paul Jarnagin
    Director
    Dixie Macneil
    Senior Associate Dean
    Bob Prescott
    Director, Bama at Work
    John Sikes
    Executive Director
  • Terri Terry
    Executive Director
    Mrs. Sally Clark Bowers
    Attorney, Mediator and Trainer
    William 'Bill' Bryant
    Corporate Department Chair
    Dennis Cameron
    Partner
    Jimmy Crocker
    Director of Trust/Senior Vice President
    Joan Davis
    Chancellor
    Wayne Dykes
    CEO
    Dr. Stefan Eisen, Jr.
    Air Force Navigation Center Retired USAF/Professor of Research
    Bobbie Goldstein
    Financial Advisor
  • Jheovanny Gomez
    Owner
    Kim Greenwood
    HR Manager
    Scott Grissett
    Client Success Specialist
    Billy L. Hatmaker
    Adjunct Professor, The University of Alabama
    Sylvester Hester
    President & CEO
    Elizabeth Howard
    Reading Specialist/Retired Teacher
    Ronald Howard
    Retired Systems Analyst
    John Jacoway
    CEO
    Bobby Knight
    Chief Operating Officer
  • Linda Kramer
    Senior Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility
    Stephanie Lawrence
    Engineer, Critical Parts
    Molly McGregor
    Retired Nonprofit Professional
    Dr. Edward Meadows
    President
    Verta Barr Meherg
    Formerly Quality Mazda, VW Owner, Barr Realty and Barr Acres
    Marienne Ogle
    Communications/PR Coordinator, Writer
    Bill Owen
    President
    Guy Sciro
    Retired Facilitator UPS Consultant
    Lloyd Shelton
    Shareholder
  • Rick Smith
    Business Development Manager
    Russell Thomas
    Chief Marketing Officer and Customer Banking Lender/Retired
    Henry Ware
    Shareholder
    Fitzgerald Washington
    Secretary of Labor

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Just as we believe in furthering education through inventive ways beyond the traditional classroom, we also further The University of Alabama’s tradition of teaching, research and service. The College of Continuing Studies has served our communities across the state of Alabama and around the world with the same passion and enthusiasm that defines our courses.

GIVING

The College of Continuing Studies is grateful to the students, instructors and members of the community for their generous donations to support our efforts. These gifts provide students with scholarships, assist with funds for our OLLI programs and maintain the brilliant level of education and service we strive for every day. Consider joining our friends who have already given and make your gift today.