President's Welcome


Kat Linkaer
Kathleen Linaker, President

As the President of Riverland Community College, it is my pleasure to extend a warm welcome to you. Whether you are a returning student or entering college for the first time, we are thrilled you are part of our college community.

At Riverland, we pride ourselves on being an inclusive and accessible college that celebrates each students’ unique talents, ideas, and dreams. We believe that education should be within reach for all. That is why we remove as many barriers as possible and provide quality courses and programs that won't burden you with unnecessary debt.

We are committed to providing you the knowledge and skills necessary for your chosen career. If you are not sure what that is yet, our advisors can help you explore career options and find a program that aligns with your strengths. We understand the importance of improving your communication skills, problem solving and teamwork. These skills will set you apart in today's competitive job market. Our dedicated faculty and staff are here to guide you, mentor you, and help you succeed in your academic goals.

We will support you as you invest your time, energy, and resources into succeeding at Riverland so that you will find a rewarding and well-paying, job. That is why our programs are designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills, and hands-on experiences that will prepare you for the ever-evolving job market. Our partnerships with local industries and employers help us to understand the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in the job you want.

We are also committed to providing you opportunities to learn and grow beyond the classroom. Riverland is home to many clubs and organizations that cater to a wide range of interests. Whether you are passionate about the arts, sports, community service, or culture, you will find a welcoming community of like-minded people who share your enthusiasm. These extracurricular activities will help you build friendships and make lifelong connections.

At Riverland, you are part of a community that is here to support you every step of the way. Our dedicated faculty, advisors, and support staff are committed to your success and well-being. Do not hesitate to reach out to them whenever you need guidance, assistance, or simply a listening ear.

I am honored to serve a college that values your dreams, embraces your uniqueness, and empowers you to reach your full potential. Together, we create a vibrant and inclusive learning environment where you can thrive and succeed.

Once again, welcome to Riverland Community College. Get ready for a journey filled with possibilities, growth, and endless opportunities. We are excited to be a part of your story and to witness your future successes.