Annual Report 2007-2008

Annual Report 2007-2008 CoverA Message from the Chief Executive Officer

A college campus is full of faces which reflect everything that a college experience offers…the  uncertainty of being a new student, the anxiety of an upcoming final, the enlightenment of gaining knowledge, the thrill of mastering a skill, the understanding of diversity, anticipation for the future, and the joy of graduation.

At Rio, we not only provide our students with these experiences, but we also guide our students as they are on the way to becoming independent, productive individuals. Rio Grande consistently prepares students from a wide spectrum of abilities and backgrounds for the challenges of living a fulfilling life, reaching career goals and being responsible citizens in a diverse, technological, and global society.

During the 2008 academic year, Rio Grande offered our students an opportunity to learn from other cultures, both here and abroad; participate in a master of business administration in entrepreneurship program; benefit from newly-expanded facilities; take advantage of more nationally-accredited programs than ever before; and enjoy more campus activities
and athletic events.

We take great pride in the personal attention which we provide our students…and it shows! With a student-faculty ratio of only 15-1, we know our students well—and they know us. This relationship allows us to ensure our students’ success.

Your support will also help us ensure our students’ success by providing financial aid, equipment, facilities, and programs.

Thank you for all you do for Rio Grande and our students.


Paul D. Harrison
Chief Executive Officer