President's Office
Annual Report 2013
The Three Rivers College 2013 Annual Report is available here as a PDF document. Read through these pages to learn more about what Three Rivers has accomplished over the past year, and get a taste of where we're headed in the future.

Message from the President


Three Rivers College is transforming to meet the unparalleled demands it is facing as the primary job creator and economic development engine for Southeast Missouri.

In the past year, the college completed renovation of the Lambert C. Drury Academic Resource Commons and began construction of an Eastern Campus in Sikeston. We moved forward with plans for a Humanities & Social Sciences building and a new entrance on the Poplar Bluff Campus; to expand capacity by relocating the Center at Kennett to a larger facility; and to open a new location in Willow Springs. The Three Rivers Endowment Trust is raising funds for a new Activity Center.

Our efforts at aggressively seeking external grants resulted in a $2.75 million Department of Labor grant to create cutting-edge Advanced Manufacturing, Advanced Welding, and Precision Agriculture programs.

These transformative events show Three Rivers is moving forward at full speed with the vision to increase enrollment, expand program offerings, and enhance facilities to better serve students, employers, and communities in this region.

Three Rivers is providing the educated workforce the region needs to attract and retain employers in our region. We are preparing students for the job market of today and into the future.

As we work to realize our vision to be the preeminent, cutting-edge higher education institution in the country, we are seeing amazing results. Every area of the college is striving for excellence as we proactively take a leadership role in education and in workforce, community, and economic development.

As outlined in the following pages, we are undertaking projects to position Three Rivers for the future growth of the college and the region. The college alone cannot produce these transformations. It will take support from the citizens of Southeast Missouri to continue this transformational process that will positively impact us all.

Wesley A. Payne, Ph.D., Interim President
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