Drake State in Huntsville expanding role
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — J.F. Drake State Technical College in Huntsville is headed toward a bigger role as a community college.
The State Board of Education on Thursday approved a statement of intent to change Drake State from a technical college to a community college instructional role. A regional accreditation group has already awarded initial accreditation to Drake State.
School President Helen McAlpine says Drake State is transforming into a comprehensive community and technical institution.
The State Board of Education is also recommending changing the school's name to J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College. The name change must be approved by the Legislature.