Bishop State Interim President Dr. Lawrence Brandyburg


Dear Colleagues,

As we prepare for the upcoming academic year, I wish to greet each of you with a warm welcome as it is an honor and a privilege to serve Bishop State, our faculty and staff, our students, and the greater Mobile community as your Interim President.

Yes, there is lots of change; new administration, new faculty & staff, new students, and new facilities; however, the one thing that remains the same is our commitment to our students and community. Our students, continue to be our first priority as we find creative ways to strengthen our enrollment, and produce successful student learning outcomes. We will maintain our engagement with our community, business, industry and education partners in an effort to strengthen relationships and build new ones.

We must persist in our pride of ownership in serving and growing this fine College, by living up to the mission and vision of Bishop State, which aligns with the expectations of the Alabama Community College System. We must continue to thrive on educating students, growing our enrollment, and advancing our work through innovative & strategic planning that will guide us for generations ahead.

Community colleges provide all who walk through their doors with a chance at a better future, and Bishop State is working hard every day to expand on the opportunities available at Mobile’s community college. I look forward to working alongside Bishop State’s faculty, staff, and administration as your talents and dedication will lend to the future success of Mobile’s community college.

Dr. Lawrence Brandyburg