The Alabama Community College Leadership Academy

General Information


The registration fee for The Academy is $2,800.00/person. This fee covers the cost of the sessions, program materials and CEU Certificate. This fee also covers refreshment breaks, and luncheons, including a Kick-Off Luncheon, Graduation Luncheon and Ceremonies. 

Participants who register fewer than five working days prior to the program should do so by phone to ensure confirmation of their registration. Further, The Department of Treasury regulations may permit an income tax deduction for educational expenses (registration fees, travel, and meals) undertaken to maintain or improve professional skills.

Included! A valuable participant textbook The American Community College, by Arthur M. Cohen and Florence B. Brower (2008).  This text will serve as a reference for the program.



The July and April sessions listed in this brochure will be held in the Bryant Conference Center, a premier learning facility located on The University of Alabama campus in Tuscaloosa, 240 Paul W. Bryant Drive. (refer to Directions/Parking, this page) Sports fans--make plans to visit the Paul W. Bryant Museum ($2/person) located between the Conference Center and the Hotel Capstone.

Rooms may be reserved at the Hotel Capstone by calling 205-752-3200.  Hotel Capstone is located at 320 Paul Bryant Drive adjacent to the Bryant Conference Center.   Please identify yourself as a program participant when making reservations.

Lodging is also available at the Hampton Inn-University located at 600 Harper Lee Dr., Tuscaloosa, AL.  A room block has been reserved at $99 + tax. Please call 205-553-9800 and identify yourself as a participant in the Academy.

The September session on “Policy and Governance” will be hosted in Montgomery. The December and February sessions will be held at various community colleges around the state.


From I-20/59, take the McFarland Boulevard/US 82 exit and proceed north to the University Boulevard interchange. Exit and turn right. Stay on University Boulevard down the hill and turn left on Second Avenue. Open parking will be on your left, the Bryant Conference Center complex on your right. In addition to the parking lot on Second Avenue, you may also park in the Coleman Coliseum Parking Lot, the Bryant Drive Parking Lot, and the new Soccer Field Parking Lot adjacent to University Boulevard. You will be able to ride a Green Route bus from either of these lots to Second Avenue at the Bryant Conference Center.

Registered participants will receive, upon registration confirmation, a Parking Permit to be displayed inside the participant’s vehicle windshield. If the Parking Permit is not received prior to the first day of the Academy, one will be provided during Registration check-in.


In the event of a cancellation after registration fees have been submitted, a full refund may be granted up to 10 working days prior to the July session (refer to Schedule). Thereafter, an administrative fee equal to 25% of the registration fee will be charged against your refund.  No refunds will be issued after the July session. 

The University of Alabama reserves the right to cancel, postpone, or combine class sections; to limit registration; or to change instructors. Any money-back guarantee offered on specific programs does not necessarily apply to other programs of The University of Alabama College of Continuing Studies.


The Academy consists of five sessions, beginning with a 4-day session,  July 15-18, 2013, at The University of Alabama, Bryant Conference Center in Tuscaloosa. In addition, four two-day sessions (Thursdays and Fridays) will be held throughout the year on the following tentative dates:

  • July 15-18, 2013
  • September 12-13, 2013
  • December 5-6, 2013
  • February 20-21, 2014
  • April 24-25, 2014

Registration check-in will be held from 8:00-8:30 a.m., July 15, 2013, at the Bryant Conference Center. The April session and graduation (with practice session planned for April 23) will also be held at The University of Alabama’s Bryant Conference Center. Locations for the other two-day sessions will be announced throughout the year.

Participants interested in the credit option will register on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at the Bryant Conference Center.


For more information about the Academy and graduate credit, contact Dr. David E. Hardy, Associate Professor, at (205) 348-6874; or e-mail him at

For more information about the Academy, contact Amanda Al-Betar, Program Manager, at (205) 348-9966; or email her at