Dr. Dan Lunsford shepherded in the merger of city and county schools in 1993, despite many initial objections. His innovations include requiring athletic directors be assistant principals and head coaches, alternative school, Junior ROTC at East and West Henderson, lighting at baseball fields and a food service warehouse. Supplemental teacher salary was uniform in his era. He has been president of Mars Hill since 2002. Mars Hill expanded into a full university August 2013. Lunsford is the most recent superintendent to join the HCEF Hall of Fame.

2014 Education Hall of Fame