Office of the President

Richard ValentineCulver-Stockton College draws constant inspiration from its enduring 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 explicitly committed to educating students of promise, encouraging freedom of inquiry and honoring its heritage.

Attending Culver-Stockton College is an experience that transcends a mere academic credential or early-career certification. There is a 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
Culver-Stockton College President