Office of the President
At Three Rivers, our focus is on building better lives for our students and for Southeast Missouri as a whole.
Three Rivers helps build better lives as a student-focused college, as the economic development engine for the region, and as a leader in cultural and community activities.
Three Rivers is Southeast Missouri’s associate degree-granting institution. We deliver high quality courses at an affordable cost. With our “Students First” philosophy, we provide one-on-one personal attention focused on each student’s success.
Three Rivers is an open access institution that serves students from diverse backgrounds and with diverse needs. To meet those needs, we provide a variety of support services to assist students as they pursue their academic and career dreams.
As Three Rivers helps students build better lives, it also improves the quality of life throughout the region. The college boosts the regional economy directly with a $23.9 million annual operating budget, $25 million in financial aid awarded annually, and an average of $400,000 annually in customized workforce training. In addition, higher education levels lead to higher salaries and reduced welfare, unemployment, and crime rates.
Three Rivers also enriches the lives of Southeast Missouri residents through cultural, community and athletic events.
I invite you to become part of the Three Rivers community. Visit our campus and external locations. Explore what we offer to students and employers. Attend a performance at the Tinnin Center or come to cheer at a Raiders game. Become a Facebook fan.
You’ll discover great things are happening at Three Rivers.
Wesley A. Payne, Ph.D., President