Three Rivers president to leave college, interim named - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Three Rivers president to leave college, interim named

Posted: Updated:
Dr. Devin Stephenson, who has served as President of Three Rivers College since 2009, will be leaving the institution to pursue other opportunities in higher education. (Source: Three Rivers College) Dr. Devin Stephenson, who has served as President of Three Rivers College since 2009, will be leaving the institution to pursue other opportunities in higher education. (Source: Three Rivers College)
Dr. Wesley Payne, Vice President for Learning, will replace him as interim president. (Source: Three Rivers College) Dr. Wesley Payne, Vice President for Learning, will replace him as interim president. (Source: Three Rivers College)
  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • breaking

    Dongola School Unit 66 closed Friday due to power outage

    Dongola School Unit 66 closed Friday due to power outage

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:59 AM EDT2014-08-29 11:59:48 GMT
    Dongola School Unit 66 is closed Friday due to a power outage at the main building.
    Dongola School Unit 66 is closed Friday due to a power outage at the main building.
  • Levee districts seek court approval for fee increase to fix aging levees

    Levee districts seek court approval for fee increase to fix aging levees

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:11 AM EDT2014-08-29 11:11:00 GMT
    A judge will decide whether or not four levee districts can raise rates to repair the aging levee system.The Preston, Clear Creek, East Cape/McClure, and North Alexander Levee and Drainage Districts have petitioned the court for an increase in the annual maintenance fee charged to residents, farmers and businesses within each district.The goal of the increase is to raise enough money to reline 20 drainage pipes that run through the Mississippi River levee in Union and northern Alexander Count...
    A judge will decide whether or not four levee districts can raise rates to repair the aging levee system.The Preston, Clear Creek, East Cape/McClure, and North Alexander Levee and Drainage Districts have petitioned the court for an increase in the annual maintenance fee charged to residents, farmers and businesses within each district.The goal of the increase is to raise enough money to reline 20 drainage pipes that run through the Mississippi River levee in Union and northern Alexander Count...
  • Man cited for mining coal without a permit

    Man cited for mining coal without a permit

    Friday, August 29 2014 4:56 AM EDT2014-08-29 08:56:39 GMT
    Kentucky officials have cited an eastern Kentucky man for illegally mining coal in Letcher County.
    Kentucky officials have cited an eastern Kentucky man for illegally mining coal in Letcher County.

The president of Three Rivers College announced his intentions to leave the institution at the monthly meeting of the college Board of Trustees on Wednesday, June 25.

Dr. Devin Stephenson has served as president since 2009. He requested a sabbatical leave through November 30, to be followed by the voluntary termination of his contract.

The board then named Dr. Wesley Payne, vice president of learning, as interim president of Three Rivers.

Stephenson cited a desire to pursue alternative opportunities related to higher education as the reason for his request. During his sabbatical, Stephenson will serve as consultant to the college to ease the administration's transition. As per his request, Three River said the sabbatical period began immediately.

"I wish Three Rivers College nothing but the best as it continues to fulfill its mission in providing educational opportunities and improving the quality of life for the citizens of Southeast Missouri," Stephenson wrote in his letter the board. "My wife and I have had the honor and privilege of working with some of the finest people we have met, and our thoughts and prayers will always be for progress and the advancement of the college, and the continued success of its students."

Randy Grassham, chairman of the Board of Trustees, said that the college would likely not begin looking for a permanent successor to Stephenson until after the sabbatical period ends, with Payne serving as interim president in the meantime.

Copyright 2014 KFVS. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

310 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

FCC Public File
publicfile@kfvs12.com
573-335-1212
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFVS12. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.