For generations, people in McCall, ID have wanted a community college in their midst. No center of higher education existed in Valley or Adams County, nor within a 100 miles. The higher educational needs of this region have remained only partially fulfilled as a result of this absence.
In 2011, Dr. L. Bryan Williams, a former professor and college administrator turned pastor then administrator again, and Woody Woodworth, an engineer and a successful McCall businessman, conceived of a college that would serve the students of the region. Joined by Dr. Dave Hanson, a retired educator, the three become the first directors of McCall College Foundation Inc. Later joined by fellow Rotarians Steve Forrey, retired Market President of USBank McCall, and Christine Reino, Loan Officer of Idaho First Bank, these five formed the first Board of Directors of McCall College Foundation.
Word quickly spread throughout the community, and volunteers soon arrived to help fulfill the dream. Faculty, such as Dr. Doug Saddler, a retired psychologist residing in Adams County, and Dr. R. Bruce Moore, a professor with George Fox University, joined with volunteers such as Noel Mathews, a local social worker, and others who were willing to serve. Together they formed into a dynamic action team that helped bring McCall College into existence.
McCall College is an affordable non-profit, private, independent college. We offer a comprehensive mission to our community and region that strives to meet the needs of our students and our region. We offer professional-technical programs and community education. Our programs are highly relevant to today's educational needs: business, life skills, and the creative arts. Some of our courses are portfolio-based so that students have the opportunity of transferring their education to other colleges and universities. Some of our courses meet the standards of regional accrediting authorities; however, McCall College is not accredited by the regional accrediting authority. Students will need to consult with any future college or university to determine transfer criteria of McCall College courses and certificates. McCall College also serves its community by integrating education with work-study and internships. McCall College is committed to life-long learning by the entire community as we grow together.
The Board of Directors of McCall College Foundation Inc. serves as the governing agency of McCall College. As an independent college, McCall College serves local and regional needs with a Board of Directors drawn from the local area.
McCall College strives to advance the educational opportunity of all to serve everyone who is eligible for higher education. McCall College will not discriminate on the basis of race/ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or age in the administration of any of our employment, educational programs, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletics, recreational, and other college-administered programs.
Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.
George Washington Carver