Rev. Luke Dorland"I found the place! I found the place!"
Founder, Scotia Seminary/Barber-Scotia College
Barber-Scotia College was founded as Scotia Seminary in January, 1867, by Reverend Luke Dorland who was commissioned by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to establish in the South an institution for the training of Negro women. A survey of situations and of needs resulted in the selection of Concord, North Carolina, as the place for the location of the school. Organization included a program of elementary, secondary, and normal school work.
Since that time nineteen (19) Preidents over twenty-three (23) terms, including acting and interim, have led and molded this historic and great institution to what it is today.
Barber-Scotia College is still a place that can affect change!