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Andrea Mayfield, Ph.D., - President, Shelton State Community College

Andrea Mayfield, Ph.D., President

Shelton State Community College is part of a state system of public colleges. This system originated in the Alabama Trade School and Junior College Authority Act enacted by the state legislature in May 1963.

Shelton State Community College was established by resolution of the ASBE on January 1, 1979. That resolution combined two existing institutions: Shelton State Technical College, established in 1952, and the Tuscaloosa branch campus of Brewer State Junior College, an institution whose main campus was located in Fayette, Alabama. The Tuscaloosa branch campus of Brewer State had been in operation since 1972.

Full Name

 Andrea Mayfield, Ph.D.

Job Title


Current City of Residence?

 Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Family (Names & Ages)? 

 Husband:George; Children: Michael (32), Kelly (28), Alex (26)

What is your educational background?

 BS in Biology, Livingston University; Masters of Arts in Teaching, University of West Alabama; Doctor of Philosophy, Mississippi State University

Where did you grow up?

Livingston, Alabama

What was your first job?

 Dental Hygienist Assistant for my Grandfather

Why did you choose your profession?

I always loved school and education.  I started teaching after I got my degree and then I knew.

In 20 years you’ll be?


What’s the first thing you do when you get to the office?

 Say good morning to everyone and ask about their weekend/evening, then I unpack and I'm ready for the day.

What’s a hot topic in your industry?

 It depends on your perspective, but right this instance it is budget, since we are in the middle of the legislative session.

What’s the most influential book you’ve read?

 The T.H. Kelly Handbook, "The Little Green Book"

#1 item on your bucket list?

 I'm not unhappy with things and I try to address them as I go.

What’s the first website you check in the morning?

 It depends on the day...mostly weather and national news, then email.

If you had to choose another career, what would it be?


What’s your guiding business principle?

 Always do the right thing...and for the right reasons.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

 be patient

What keeps you up at night?

 Generally issues that revolve around money.

What’s your favorite local restaurant?

 That's a loaded question, I'm a foodie and have a bunch. It really depends on the kind of food...I like Jalapeno's, Side by Side, Chuck's, Evangeline's...really there are a lot.

What’s your favorite local or professional sports team?

 [New England] Patriots




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