At the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) board of trustees meeting on Wednesday, Chancellor Jimmy H. Baker announced the selection of Annette Funderburk as president of Ingram State Technical College (ISTC).
“Mrs. Funderburk’s impact on Ingram State to date far outweighs her tenure at the institution,” Baker said. “Annette’s vision and passion for correctional education is palpable and her commitment to bettering the lives of those ISTC serves is apparent in the stories of the college’s graduates. ISTC serves a unique purpose within the Alabama Community College System and I’m confident that Annette’s skillset and experience make her the best choice to carry out their important mission.”
Funderburk has served as the Interim President at Ingram State since February 2017. Prior to leading ISTC, she served nearly 10 years within the Alabama Community College System where her most recent role was Director of External Affairs.
Before working within the two-year college System, Funderburk served in several roles related to local government including a Municipal Consultant, responsible for securing grant funds for infrastructure and development projects, as well as a County Administrator for the Tallapoosa County Commission. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Montevallo and a Master’s in Public Administration from Troy University.
Ingram State Technical College serves a 100 percent incarcerated adult population. An accredited member of the Alabama Community College System, ISTC delivers career technical, GED, and job skills training at six locations across Alabama.
“Providing education and training opportunities to Alabama’s incarcerated population is not simply a job, it’s a calling, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to continue the important work being done at Ingram State,” Funderburk said. “It has been an honor to lead the hard-working and committed faculty and staff at ISTC and I’m proud to work alongside these individuals as we truly make a difference in the lives of those we serve.”