Bishop State Main Campus
351 N. Broad Street
Mobile, AL 36603-5898
The Main Campus of Bishop State Community College is the original campus of the College, and is the seat of operations for all four campuses. It is comprised of eight buildings and an office complex.
The H. Council Trenholm Administrative/ Classroom Building houses administrative offices, general classrooms, Admissions Office, Financial Aid Office and faculty offices.
The Minnie Slade Bishop Library has about 75,000 volumes, contains library staff offices, a general reading room and laboratories for instruction. There are also faculty and group study rooms, a lecture room, two seminar rooms, a kitchenette and several work rooms.
In 1973, the College added a music, health and physical education complex with classrooms and faculty offices. In 1981, this complex was completed with the addition of an Olympic-sized natatorium and given the name Fredericka G. Evans Cultural Centre.
Bishop State also purchased the Caldwell Building in 1973. The former elementary school building is now home to several offices, special programs, and classrooms.
In 1979, a nursing building, which housed classrooms and offices, was completed and used until the opening of the Baker-Gaines Central Campus in 1995. The building has since been renovated and now houses the College's Minority Technology and Entrepreneurial Center. It contains offices, a conference room, small-business resource library with Internet connection for small businesses' needs, and a computer lab.
In 1984, the College purchased a small building on the corner of Broad and Lyons streets. This building houses the maintenance department and the equipment inventory office. Also in 1984, the College purchased a small complex on Congress Street that houses the Child Care Laboratory. The building is named the Thelma McMillian Kennedy Early Childhood Education Centre.
In 1987, the O. H. Delchamps, Jr. Student Life Conference Complex became operational. It houses a bookstore a cafeteria, student personnel offices, the College nurse's office, alumni affairs office, student recreational facilities, a conference center, and a 300-seat theater.
Bishop State purchased and renovated several tenant houses on Pearl and Basil streets in 1991. The complex is known as the Office Court and houses such departments as Institutional Research and Development, Main Campus Title III Program, Continuing Education and Economic Development, Interpreter Training Program, American Sign Language Program, Secretarial Services, Campus Police, and the Office of Public Relations.