Several members of the board of the Northwestern Technical College that is merging with Coosa Valley have expressed their opinion that the two schools should remain separate. Dr. Craig McDaniel, president of Coosa Valley Tech continues to try to assure folks in Walker County that they will be an important cog in the merged school. McDaniel says that a decision on a name for the merged schools probably will not come until after the first of the year. Some have accused McDaniel of trying to downplay the effects of the merger on Northwestern.
Earlier this year in an interview with State Senator Jeff Mullis, the Senator told AM 1180 Chattooga Radio News that he would be opposed to anything that would affect programs being cut at Northwestern Technical College in Rock Spring.