Dr. Lew Hunnicutt began as Nash Community College’s fifth president on Friday, November 1, 2019. Prior to joining NCC, Hunnicutt served as Assistant Provost and Griffin Campus Director for the University of Georgia. Before taking the position at UGA, Hunnicutt spent 12 plus years as a Vice President at Frank Phillips College, a community college in the Texas Panhandle.
Originally from Texas, Hunnicutt graduated from Tarleton State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science and a Master of Science Teaching degree in General Agriculture. He holds a Master of Science degree in Animal Science from New Mexico State University. Dr. Hunnicutt also has a Master of Science in Reproductive Biology from the University of Wyoming and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Animal Science from the University of Wyoming. His late father often commented that he had more degrees than a thermometer.
Dr. Hunnicutt began his professional career as assistant professor in the Department of Agriculture at McNeese State University, and later served in the same capacity at Southwest Texas State University before moving into administration. Until moving to Georgia in 2015, he remained in the classroom to continue interacting with students. Currently, his efforts are focused on being President of Nash Community College, but he does not rule out reentering the classroom at some point and as time allows. Education at all levels remains his passion, and his mission in life is to empower all those around him to be even more than they already are.
Throughout his career, Hunnicutt has served his community in various capacities and leadership positions with City and County Boards, Rotary International, United Way, 4‐H, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, various Chambers of Commerce, Salvation Army and Habitat for Humanity.