Office of the President

Dr. Joseph Parisi, President

Welcome to Missouri Valley College. It is a privilege to lead such an outstanding institution of higher learning.

Grounded in the liberal arts, our curriculum is led by distinguished faculty who are experts in their fields and value teaching. Our low faculty-to-student ratio allows us to mainstream full-time faculty teaching students in personalized classes and provides ample opportunities for classroom collaboration, research and experiential learning opportunities.

Our programs—from education to nursing to business—prepare students for jobs in the global economy, while all of our undergraduate majors offer a liberal arts and general education foundation that helps students develop the critical thinking, teamwork skills, and effective communication that employers increasingly demand of entry-level employees.

We’ve been a part of the fabric of the Marshall community since our founding in 1889. Our collaborations with partners in education, health care, business, and the nonprofit sector have strengthened us and the communities we serve.

The student is the most important person on our campus. We create opportunities and inspire students to achieve their goals. We recognize that in addition to our students’ academic pursuits, they lead full, rich co-curricular experiences ranging from student government, academic clubs and certification licensures to the largest collegiate athletics program in the country and need our support. Yet, Missouri Valley College offers more than just a great learning experience. It broadens horizons and challenges assumptions that ultimately makes a difference and changes lives.

I encourage you to visit our campus and learn more about the opportunities available to you at Missouri Valley College.