At the Alabama Community College System board of trustees meeting on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, Chancellor Jimmy H. Baker announced the selection of Matthew Rodgers as president of Enterprise State Community College. Rodgers is a career educator with more than 20 years of experience as a teacher, coach and administrator. Most recently, he served as principal of Enterprise High School, where he was noted for his accomplishments in career and technical education and workforce development programs. “Mr. Rodgers’ long history of educational leadership and deep understanding of the Enterprise community makes him the ideal candidate to fill this role,” Baker said.
“He comes to Enterprise State with a unique perspective that will benefit not only our students but the entire community college system. We are pleased to welcome him to the Alabama Community College System.” Before moving to Enterprise as a teacher and coach in 2001, Rodgers worked at Andalusia High School and Zion Chapel High School in Jack, Alabama. He is in the adult education doctoral program at Auburn University and has a master’s in educational leadership from Troy State University. “I’ve been blessed throughout my career to play a role in preparing young people to lead successful lives,” Rodgers said. “I am pleased and excited to continue fulfilling that mission for people of all ages who are served by Enterprise State.”
Mr. Rodgers is entering his 22nd year in education including work as a classroom teacher and coach. He started his career as an educator at Zion Chapel High School where he served as a history teacher and coach for 2 years. He later moved to Andalusia High School where he served for 4 years as a teacher and coach. In 2001, Mr. Rodgers accepted a teaching and coaching position at Enterprise High School where he remained until 2007. He spent 4 years serving as an assistant principal at EHS.
Mr. Rodgers is an Alabama native. He is a graduate of New Brockton High School. He later attended the University of Alabama earning a bachelor’s degree in Social Science. Mr. Rodgers later attended Troy University at Dothan earning a Master’s in Educational Leadership.
He is married to Stacy Rodgers, system technologist for Enterprise City Schools, and they have one son, Liam.