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Bishop State Community College has hired Kenney Holder to serve as the new director of facilities. Holder comes to Bishop State after spending five years with Mobile County Public School System where he served in the Facilities Division as the Supervisor of New Construction. Holder has more than 15 years in the architectural field, nearly 10 years with a General Contractor and Developer, and four years as head operations manager for $120-million school building program. Holder’s extensive experience with construction and project management will be put to the test as the college is set to make major changes to the Main campus. These include the current administration building being repurposed to become the new Advanced Manufacturing Center and the current library being repurposed into a new allied health facility. “We have an opportunity with these two buildings to take care of a whole lot of stuff,” Holder says. He says there will be a lot of moving and shifting things around to get prepared for the new additions, but it will all be worth it and the college will be more efficient because of it in the end. When asked what is his goal for Bishop State, Holder responded, “To leave it better than when I got here. To make to where the next person that comes here says ‘Man, we can take this to the next level.' To secure the buildings. Make sure the students have an air-conditioned or heated, well-lit environment so they can learn. So that it [their conditions or surroundings] becomes secondary. Holder is a Mobile native and a graduate of Vigor High School. He received his degree in Architectural Science from Tuskegee University.
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