Chartered in 1963, Sandhills Community College is a member of the North Carolina Community College System. It was the first comprehensive community college in North Carolina to offer a college transfer program. The College began classes in 1966.
Mary Luman Meyer donated 240 acres on Airport Road for the college. The property sits on the dividing line between Southern Pines and Pinehurst. The mailing address is 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst, NC.
Dr. Raymond Stone was named the first president of the college. He served for 25 years. Dr. John Dempsey was appointed president of the college in 1989 and serves to this day.
The college is committed to the five core values of INTEGRITY, HELPFULNESS, EXCELLENCE, RESPECT, AND OPPORTUNITY. These values guide and direct Sandhills Community College as it seeks:
- To welcome students of all ability levels and to provide programs that prepare them for employment or for transfer;
- To provide training for local businesses and to contribute constructively to the economic well-being of the region;
- To contribute to the cultural and artistic richness of the community, and to the educational needs of our retired population;
- To create a campus environment that celebrates its faculty and staff, and contributes to their personal and professional development.