Meet the President of Lawson State Community College 

Dr. Perry W. Ward, President of Lawson State Community College and Champion of Change      

Dr. Perry W. Ward--

 Pictured at the White House for being selected as a Champion of Change


The President's Message . . .

Lawson State Community College - One of the Top Five Community Colleges!
Welcome to Lawson State Community College –ranked as a Top 5 Community College in the nation!

Lawson State is an institution with a rich history of academic achievement and an unmatched record of community leadership and service.   The college is proud of its ability to provide seamless administrative processes and educational support services for students and other constituents.    As President, I am committed to student success and excellence in teaching and learning.  Consequently, the college offers an affordable and flexible education that is comprehensive, innovative, technology rich and designed to meet the diverse education needs of constituents in Jefferson County.  The college has positioned itself to equip, engage and empower students to be active and responsible participants in the educational process as well as in future endeavors.  This can be accomplished through face-to-face instruction as well as d through online programs.

I look forward to having you as a part of Lawson State’s dynamic campus community where faculty and staff are committed to providing a variety of workforce development training and occupational programs as well as transferable courses for a smooth transition to four year colleges and universities.

The college’s motto is “It’s All Here!”  Indeed it is. 

Perry W. Ward, Ph.D.

President