East Central Community College in Decatur held an appreciation luncheon Thursday for the media.
At the event, ECCC president Dr. Billy Stewart said details of the announcement are being kept secret. But he said the news will have an impact on the college, and students there, for many years to come.
"There will be students affected by this that I will never know," said Stewart. "And I'm just excited. It's all about East Central Community College, I'll say that. It's about the institution and furthering our educational pursuits. And this announcement will go a long ways toward doing that."
The announcement will be made Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 3 p.m. in Thrash Auditorium, located in Newton Hall, on the Decatur campus.