Message from the President
Three Rivers College’s continuing efforts to transform our institution and the region has resulted in a year of firsts and major achievements. As we work to realize our vision of Three Rivers as the preeminent, cutting-edge higher education institution in the country, we are seeing amazing results. Every area of the college is striving for excellence in academics, student services, workforce development, financial affairs, community outreach, physical structures, technology, safety, and human resources.
These efforts, in turn, are transforming the region. Three Rivers is proactively taking a leadership role in education and in workforce, community, and economic development. We are educating and training a globally competitive citizenry and workforce to prepare our region to thrive in the economy of the future.
These transformations are changing the lives of students as Three Rivers expands high quality, affordable education opportunities; providing employers with better trained workers; and improving communities through enhancing the quality of life.
The education and training students are pursing today will have a lasting impact on their lives and their families, and on the entire region as our area becomes more attractive to employers, boosting economic well-being and competitiveness.
The following pages highlight the past year’s successes as Three Rivers moves forward with an innovative and entrepreneurial approach to higher education. However, the college alone cannot produce these transformations. It will take support from the citizens of Southeast Missouri – in our taxing district, our service area, and beyond – to continue this transformational process that will benefit us all.
Dr. Devin Stephenson, President