Stillman College, authorized by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States in 1875, held its first classes in 1876 and was chartered as a legal corporation by the State of Alabama in 1895. At that time, the name was changed from Tuscaloosa Institute to Stillman Institute. The Institute was a concept initiated by the Reverend Dr. Charles Allen Stillman, pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Tuscaloosa. The mandate for the Institution expanded over the years and it acquired its present campus tract of over 100 acres.
Stillman College is a liberal arts institution with a historical and formal affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). It is committed to fostering academic excellence, to providing opportunities for diverse populations, and to maintaining a strong tradition of preparing students for leadership and service by fostering experiential learning and community engagement designed to equip and empower Stillman’s students and its constituents.
Under girded with the principles of faith and ethical integrity inherent in a Christian education, Stillman College will confidently pursue the best in scholarly inquiry to produce graduates who will contribute to the 21st century knowledge economy. Through continuous assessment and improvement, Stillman will deliver on student success, establish new partnerships, and serve our community and as a result will be recognized as a leader in higher education.
Stillman is committed to producing graduates who will:
Christian Education for a Changing World
(1948 - 1965)
Stillman’s 1st President
Under the administration of Dr. Samuel Burney Hay (1948-1965), the school sought to expand into a senior liberal arts institution and in 1948 the nameRead More
(1951 - 1952)
The following year, Stillman expanded into a four-year college and graduated its first baccalaureate class in 1951.Read More
Stillman’s 4th President
Under the leadership of the College’s fourth president, Dr. Cordell Wynn (1982-1997), the appearance of the campus improved dramatically...Read More
(2014 - 2017)
Stillman’s 6th President
On July 1, 2014 the Board of Trustees named Dr. Peter Edmund Millet as the College's sixth president.Read More
Stillman’s 7th and first Female President
On April 24, 2017, the Board of Trustees named Dr. Cynthia Warrick as Stillman's 7th and first female President. Dr. Warrick brings valuable insight iRead More