College Founder Passes Away

Former Rose State College Trustee, Fred C. Joiner, the last surviving member of the board of trustees established at the beginning of the college in 1970, passed away January 20. He was 84.



Founding Trustee Fred C. Joiner receiving the Tower Award in 2010.

Joiner was appointed in 1968 for a 7-year term, and then appointed to the Board of Regents of the then-named Oscar Rose Junior College by Governor David Hall in December 1973 for a 4-year term, and remained on the board until he resigned to run for public office. In 2010 Joiner was the recipient of the college’s Tower Award for his efforts in its founding. A photo of Joiner, together with his fellow “Charter Trustees,” hangs in Rose State College Regent’s Conference Room.

Joiner is survived by Joan, his wife of 63 years; his three children, Fred D. Joiner and wife Pamala, Pam Reynolds and husband Randy, and Pat Nichols; nine grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, two brothers, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A service for Fred will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, January 24, 2014, at Del City Christian Church with Interment to follow at Sunny Lane Cemetery.

The Rose State College administration, faculty, staff, students and alumni extend our sympathy to his family. His gifts are carried in the hearts and minds of every graduate.

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