Three Rivers College Announces New Kennett Center Director
Three Rivers College has announced that Kathy Ballard will serve as Director of its Center at Kennett. Ballard, who was the college’s Coordinator of Disability Services, is replacing Ann Matthews, who was appointed as Dean of Student Services in July.“This is a great opportunity to serve students of the Southeast Missouri bootheel,” said Ballard. “Transitioning from the Poplar Bluff campus to an off-campus center is challenging but exciting. I’m getting to see the different roles of students taking classes close to home.”
Ballard has been employed at Three Rivers since 1998. She had been Coordinator of Disability Services since 2009, prior to which she served as the Director of Career and Technical Advising and Job Placement. Ballard holds a bachelor’s degree in Education from Arkansas State University and a Master’s in Human Resources Development from the University of Tennessee. She currently resides in Piggott.
The Center at Kennett is located at 1002 Great West Drive in Kennett, and features classrooms, science labs, a public-access computer center, and a bookstore. Students at the Center can complete degrees in Agriculture, Business Management, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Development, Education, and General Education without having to commute to other Three Rivers sites. The Center also offers a Licensed Practical Nursing program. For more information about the Center at Kennett, call 573-888-6381.
Three Rivers College is committed to contributing to the quality of life in Southeast Missouri with quality, affordable higher education opportunities and community services that support and encourage the economic, civic, and cultural vitality of the region. For more information about college and workforce programs and upcoming events, visit trcc.edu.