Office of the President

President’s Message

Dr. Sandy Stewart

Welcome to Sandhills Community College and thank you for taking the time to explore our website. Across this platform, I hope you will gain a sense of the breadth and scope of what Sandhills has to offer. 

As North Carolina’s first comprehensive community college, we offer associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates in a multitude of skills and careers, including workforce continuing education programs for more direct paths to employment and personal community enrichment opportunities. We have agreements in place with colleges and universities, both public and private, so that Sandhills can also be a gateway to higher education through advanced degrees. 

Sandhills Community College is also an economic engine for Moore and Hoke counties as well as the surrounding region. Our graduates are valued employees who contribute to the economic prosperity of the region and state. To that end, we strive to work with our local businesses and industry to ensure a well-trained, competitive workforce which helps North Carolina to be consistently rated as the best state in which to do business in the country. 

Our footprint in the community is large and contributes to the cultural well-being of Moore and Hoke counties through events on campus, especially at the Bradshaw Performing Arts Center and the Sandhills Horticultural Gardens. Add to that mix the NJCAA Sandhills Flyers whose competitive athletic teams, some of which have been crowned national champions at the junior college level, provide students with the full collegiate experience.  

My name is Sandy Stewart, and I am honored to serve as just the third president in the history of Sandhills Community College. Since its founding in 1963, Sandhills has been guided by the able leadership of Dr. Raymond Stone and Dr. John Dempsey and the college’s Board of Trustees. They have left their mark on the College and region. However, I believe both Raymond and John, as well as all the Trustees, would agree with me that the real work of the College is accomplished by the dedicated and talented faculty and staff who come to work each day with student success as their highest priority.

Hopefully, you have gained a sense that Sandhills Community College is a special place. It truly is. However, to understand fully and to see the beauty of our campus, I’d like to invite you to visit in person. I believe you will find a place where you can truly Learn, Engage, and Belong. 

Dr. Sandy Stewart Signature

Dr. Alexander “Sandy” Stewart
President of Sandhills Community College