Meet the President

Joe Pickens Welcome to St. Johns River State College, and congratulations on taking the first step toward building a better future for yourself, your family and your community! Earning a college education is one of the most important investments you can make in your future.

Before you awaits a collegiate journey rich in student life and an academic environment equipped to foster your potential. Our long-standing reputation for academic excellence is evident throughout our district. For more than 50 years, SJR State has prepared students just like you to enter the university system, advance in their careers or enter the workforce as a trained professional.

We at SJR State recognize that you are beginning a new chapter in your life and that the foundation for a successful college career requires commitment and support. It is our pledge to recognize you as an individual, and we stand ready to assist you with academic advising, and career services to help you stay focused and on track.

I invite you to join our impressive and diverse student body and benefit from our new programs, the latest technologies and an outstanding faculty. Whether you are returning to college to prepare for a new career or you are exploring your academic options for the first time, our priority is to prepare you for success.

I believe in this community; I believe in this College; and I believe in you.

Warmest regards,
Joe H. Pickens, J.D., President


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