| NEWS LOOKING BACK: July 1, 2019 - Tuscaloosa News

25 Years Ago • Shelton State Community College President Tom Umphrey was in New York City, hoping to borrow $30 million for building a new campus south of Tuscaloosa.

Victor Poole from Moundville had been a long-time figure in state politics, particularly the state school board. He was also intent, always, to do anything he could to help the fortunes of Moundville. I remember him telling me about 25 years or so ago that he was going to put the new Shelton State campus as close to Moundville as possible, but he would have to keep it in Tuscaloosa County.
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