Pennsylvania Highlands Community College
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is a two year educational institution that provides access to affordable education to residents of the Southern Alleghenies. The community college is centered in the Johnstown suburb of Richland Township in Cambria County, Pennsylvania. Additionally, satellite education facilities are provided in Ebensburg (northern Cambria County), Somerset (Somerset County), and Huntingdon (Huntingdon County)
In June 1993, the Cambria County Commissioners voted to sponsor the Cambria County Area Community College. In September 1993, the school was officially approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Education. In October 1993, plans began for the school to open under a 15 member Board of Trustees. On September 5, 1994 Cambria County Area Community College held its first classes with the recently appointed Dr. John O. Hunter as the school's first president. In 1999, Dr. Hunter retired to be replaced by Dr. Kathleen V. Davis. In 2002, Dr. Davis was replaced by Dr. John Kingsmore as interem president. In June 2002, the college was accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. On July 8, 2002, Dr. Anna D. Weitz became the school's 3rd president. On July 1, 2004, the Cambria County Area Community College officially changed its name to the Pennsylvania Highlands Community College. In May 2007 Dr. Weitz pursued another employment opportunity and on August 13, 2007, the Board of Trustees appointed Dr. Walter Asonevich as the college's fourth President.
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College provides quality, affordable, comprehensive educational opportunities for all in a supportive, community-oriented environment.