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History

A BRIEF HISTORY OF PIERPONT COMMUNITY & TECHNICAL COLLEGE

   1974   The Community College was established at Fairmont State College.

1989   Under the provisions of SB 420, governance for Fairmont State College and Fairmont State Community & Technical College was changed from the Board of Regents to the Board of Directors.

2000   Fairmont State Community & Technical College established a campus compact under the provisions of SB 653 and began working toward the goal of independent accreditation.

2001   Fairmont State College and Fairmont State Community & Technical College are appointed a shared Board of Governors.

2003   Fairmont State Community & Technical College assumes responsibility for providing Community College education to five (5) of the counties formerly served by Glenville State College under the provisions of HB 2224.

2003   Fairmont State Community & Technical College hosted a site visit from the North Central Association in the spring of 2003.  The college received notification of receipt of 10 year accreditation from the North Central Association on August 8, 2003.

2004   SB 448 established a position of president for Pierpont Community & Technical College. Provost Blair Montgomery was named as the institution’s first President.

2006   SB 792 renames Fairmont State Community & Technical College as Pierpont Community & Technical College and remerged it as a division of Fairmont State University.

2007   Higher Learning Commission returns for a Focused Visit to remerge the accreditation of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College.

2008   HB 3215 requires separation of Pierpont Community & Technical College from Fairmont State University and provides the College with a separate Board of Governors (constituted in August 2008).  Pierpont is again required to attain independent accreditation from FSU.

2008   Higher Learning Commission holds a Focus Visit at Pierpont and recommends that the accreditation achieved in 2003 be reinstated for Pierpont Community & Technical College.

2010   Pierpont Community & Technical College Board of Governors selected Dr. Doreen M. Larson to serve as the second President of the institution in June 2010.

2014   Higher Learning Commission approves continued accreditation after March 2014 site visit.

2015   The Pierpont Board of Governors selects Dale Bradley, CFO and VP of Finance and Administration as the Interim President in September 2015.

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