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A Message from the President

Kate Smith

Kate Smith, M.S.

Congratulations, graduating class of 2021!

Welcome to Rio Salado’s Alumni Association! As a valued member of the Rio Alumni Family, you join a cadre of more than 95,000 Rio alumni who have earned approximately 115,000 degrees and certificates since the college’s inception in 1978. Through Rio’s alumni association, you will find noteworthy information and ways to support students as you venture beyond commencement toward a life without limits!  

Welcome, Rio alumni to the June edition of the alumni newsletter! This month, we are excited to share important college updates and highlights we hope you’ll find informative and inspiring. 

For more than a year, Rio Salado has successfully pivoted in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic. I am proud to report that Rio continues its educational mission by responding quickly to the challenges students face. Through the deployment of new innovative solutions, we are prepared to support students where they are, providing online instruction as well as food boxes to those students in need during extraordinary times. This April, Rio Salado instituted a recovery plan to gradually return to normal business operations. We expect to be fully operational before classes begin this fall. The leadership, faculty, and staff are excited to again welcome students for the upcoming semester and are re-energized to empower learners everywhere through innovative education.

Rio Salado Alumni Association offers a variety of opportunities for you to remain engaged and connected. It would be a pleasure to highlight your personal and professional successes by featuring you in an Alumni Spotlight and in upcoming issues of this alumni newsletter. Please let us know if you are interested in sharing your educational and career journey with us by emailing: We look forward to hearing from you.

I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to members of the Rio Alumni Family who have generously contributed financially to help currently enrolled students continue their educational journey toward earning a degree or certificate. Your donations are instrumental to our students’ success. If you are contemplating a donation to assist students to achieve their educational goals, please learn more at

Rio Salado College is committed to providing you, members of Rio’s Alumni Family, with important information and updates that inform and inspire. I encourage you to stay in touch as we find new opportunities to engage and connect.


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Kate Smith, M.S.
Rio Salado College

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