(a) The school heretofore established within the postsecondary system as the H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College is hereby named and shall be known as the H. Councill Trenholm State Community College and shall succeed to all the rights, privileges, emoluments, benefits, interests, and titles heretofore at any time vested in the institution in its respective names. None of the powers, authority, or functions of H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College by law shall be abated or impaired by this section. Only the name of the institution shall be changed by this section. Whenever the institution is referred to in the constitution and in the laws of Alabama by any one of the respective names by which it has been known, the same shall be considered to refer to H. Councill Trenholm State Community College.
(b) It is the intent of the Legislature that the Board of Trustees of the Alabama Community College System comply with this section.