State Fair Community College
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State Fair Community College
State Fair Community College
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TypePublic community college
PresidentDr. Joanna Anderson[1]
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Administrative staff
Location, ,
United States

38°41?49?N 93°16?06?W / 38.69698°N 93.26831°W / 38.69698; -93.26831

State Fair Community College is a public community college in Sedalia, Missouri, adjacent to the Missouri State Fairgrounds. In addition to the Sedalia campus, there are extended campus locations in Boonville, Lake of the Ozarks, Clinton, Warsaw, and Whiteman AFB.[2]


State Fair Community College is part of the Junior College District of Sedalia, which was established on April 5, 1966, to serve 14 counties in west central Missouri.[3] However, due to a lawsuit regarding the legality of community college districts in Missouri, that was not resolved until 1967 by the Missouri Supreme Court, the college's opening was delayed until Sept. 16, 1968.[4] The college's name was selected by President Fred Davis and the Board of Trustees from names submitted by local residents to the board, with the winner being a submission from a local area high school student.

The campus opened with one building - a 35,000-square-foot facility with six modular units connected by a central hallway.[5]

Presidents of the college have been Fred Davis (1925-2013; president, 1967-1984), Dr. Marvin Fielding (president, 1984-1997), Dr. Stephen Poort (president, 1997-2003), Dr. Marsha Drennon (president, 2003-2013), and current president Dr. Joanna Anderson, who began her term on July 1, 2013.

Aerial photo of the campus in 1997

Over the years SFCC has added new programs such as Engineering, Sustainable Agriculture, Renewable Energy in Biomass, Wind, and Solar energy, online courses, and dual-credit courses at 28 high school locations.[6][7] Additionally, SFCC has residence halls at the Sedalia campusdormitories to better serve students.

The college has received ongoing accreditation by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. In spring 2005 SFCC was admitted as an Academic Quality Improvement Program institution by HLC/NCA. Today the college offers more than 30 programs.

The Daum

The college's campus is home to The Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, which was constructed in 2002 to house the collection of local investor Harold F. Daum.[8] The museum is noted as being part of a mini-boom of local art museums being constructed in Missouri. The museum cost approximately 2.6 million dollars and has 12,000 square feet (1,115 m2) of exhibition space designed by Brian Smith.[8]


  1. ^ State Fair Community College (2008). "Meet the SFCC Executive Leadership Team..." Archived from the original on 2004-11-25. Retrieved .
  2. ^ State Fair Community College (2008). "Extended Campus Locations". Archived from the original on 2008-12-18. Retrieved .
  3. ^ State Fair Community College (2008). "40th Anniversary Celebration". Archived from the original on 2008-12-20. Retrieved .
  4. ^ State Fair Community College (2008). "Frequently asked questions about SFCC's History". Archived from the original on 2008-11-20. Retrieved .
  5. ^ State Fair Community College. "SFCC History". Retrieved .
  6. ^ Associated Press (2008-03-17). "Seniors slowly turn to Web". Columbia Tribune. Retrieved .[dead link]
  7. ^ Rich, Dennis (2007-04-07). "SFCC unveils Internet-based schooling plan". Sedalia Democrat. Retrieved .[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ a b Kinzer, Stephen (2002-04-24). "What's This? An Art Boom In the Heartland". New York Times. Retrieved .

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