About ISTC

Annette Funderburk - ISTC President

Annette Funderburk


Thank you for your interest in Ingram State Technical College, our students and our mission.

ISTC is part of the Alabama Community College System, fully accredited by the Council on Occupational Education for over 40 years. The College was established by the Alabama legislature in the mid-1960’s for the sole purpose of providing job training to incarcerated students.

For over 50 years, the faculty and staff have worked daily to meet that challenge, preparing students to make a successful return to family, community and the workplace.

Today ISTC is helping close the employment gap in Alabama by offering technical training in 17 career fields, adult education and GED preparation, and soft skills training essential for success in today’s workplace.

Our graduates are at work across the state, in businesses large and small, using skills they gained at ISTC. If you are interested in learning more about the College, if you would like information on hiring an ISTC graduate, or if you would like to join our foundation, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Our Mission

"J.F. Ingram State Technical College provides comprehensive educational services to incarcerated adults to reduce recidivism and return responsible citizens to society. "

Brannon Lentz

Dr. Brannon Lentz
Dean of Administration

Rosie Edwards

Ms. Rosie Edwards
Dean of Students & Student Support Services

Butch Young

Dr. William "Butch" Young
Dean of Instruction

Julliana Probst

Dr. Julliana Probst
Associate Dean of Instruction

President’s Cabinet

Rosie Edwards, Dean of Students and Student Support Services

Doug Farris, Instructional Service Center Director - Bibb

Amelia Fox, Business Office Director

Hubert Griffin, IT Manager

Larry Knight, Director - Thomasville Day Reporting Center

Dr. Brannon Lentz, Dean of Administration

Dr. Julliana Probst, Associate Dean of Instruction

Andrea Richardson, Coordinator of Human Resources

fawn Romine, Workforce Development Coordinator

Dr. Stanley Tippins, Instructional Service Center Director - ATEF/Donaldson

Rick Vest, Reentry Coordinator

Sharon Walker, Director of Adult Education

Dr. William "Butch" Young, Dean of Instruction

  • In 2014, the majority of incarcerated adults were men born in the U.S. with a high school education or less.*

    *Source: American Institutes for Research




    Born in the U.S.


    High School or Less

  • “Inmates participating in correctional education programs are 28% less likely to recidivate than those who do not.”

    -Journal of Experimental Criminology, September 2018

  • “Spending $1 per student in correctional education saves $4 to $5 in the future for decreased recidivism.”

    – Office of Justice Programs, The Nation, RAND Corp.