Welcome to St. Johns River State College!
At SJR State, we change lives. As an open-access, public institution, it is our mission to promote excellence in teaching and learning to enrich the lives of students, whereby strengthening the communities we serve. I am proud to lead this vibrant institution.
We are a community of talented, passionate students, caring, committed faculty and staff, robust curricular and co-curricular offerings, and successful alumni.
Students are drawn to SJR State because we are uniquely prepared to meet their individual educational needs, whether they begin here and continue their education further, or complete here the training needed to begin their careers.
Our responsibility is to inspire and educate students to become autonomous thinkers and engaged community members who fill employment pipelines and build economies. The work we do here is critical to that end.
I am honored to be part of the SJR State community, and I look forward to the campuswide collaboration that enables students to make the most of their college experience.
Joe H. Pickens, J.D., President