ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — Danny Long has been named the president of Enterprise State Community College by the community college state board.

The Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees approved Danny Long as the sixth President of Enterprise State Community College on Wednesday. Long has served as acting president of the college since former president, Matt Rodgers, stepped down in March. 

“The Wiregrass community is a special part of Alabama that has a significant role in the state’s workforce, which is why a skilled career technical leader like Danny with a heart for the community and for education makes perfect sense.” 

Jimmy H. Baker, Chancellor of the Alabama Community College System

Long has nearly 30 years of K-12 and higher education experience. Prior to his appointment as Acting President at Enterprise State, Long had served as Dean of Instruction at the College since 2017 and as Vice President since 2020.

A Sarasota, Florida, native, Long started his career at Vivian B. Adams School in Ozark, where he served as both a special education teacher and assistant director. He then served at Enterprise High School, where he was a teacher, coordinator, career technical education director, and assistant principal. 

Long is an alumnus of Troy University, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Vocational Education, Master’s in Special Education, Master’s in Education Leadership, and an Educational Special Degree in Educational Leadership. 

“I’m thankful for the opportunity to lead several innovative efforts in programs that matter to our region and our state, and I’m appreciative for the confidence our community college system and our community has in Enterprise continuing to rise together.”

Danny Long, President of ESCC