Welcome from the President
Culver-Stockton College draws constant inspiration from its 159-year-old heritage and from a mission that is focused upon creating visions of success for each student. This magnificent hilltop campus is home to a vibrant learning-centered community—one steeped in a longstanding tradition of distinguished academic excellence and committed very explicitly to educating students of promise, encouraging freedom of inquiry, and honoring its heritage.
To be educated at Culver-Stockton College is an experience that transcends a mere academic credential or early-career certification. There is a more vital quality in a Culver-Stockton education that may not be available to students attending other kinds of institutions. The essence of our college lies in a set of core values that provides our students a greater sense of what matters, besides intellectual competence—lifelong relationships, moral discernment, the whole person, leadership, altruism, spiritual depth, and high responsibility.
The ability to serve a new generation of talented students is a privilege for all of us at Culver-Stockton and a special honor for me personally. As the president—and a proud alumnus of this college on the Hill—I am working to enhance the living and learning community of our campus and to provide the leadership to focus on a shared vision for the future. This future is built on our traditions and mission but also engages the Culver-Stockton community in creative conversation about building a stronger college, known for its ability to prepare students for lives of meaning, service and leadership.
Richard D. Valentine