President's Message

Welcome to the Hiwassee College website!  Identified as one of the “Best Value” higher education institutions in Tennessee we are looking forward to the future! I welcome you to our on-line presence and encourage you to peruse the exciting transformations taking place on campus. As an institution deeply grounded in PLACE (Promoting the Liberal Arts through Collective Engagement) our students are experiencing great success discovering their journey with God, academically, socially, culturally, ethically, all of which is demonstrated in the classroom, on the field, and in the careers they are joining after graduation. A significant hallmark of our success is the partnership we have developed with the USDA Rural Development to renovate our library into a high technology teaching and learning center and the old Brock Hall will be simultaneously renovated offering the most contemporary living and learning environment, so critical in today’s student success.

This is a great time to be a Tiger or a prospective Tiger! Our baseball team just returned from their second consecutive World Series, our men and women’s basketball teams were strong competitors in the Mid-East Regionals, our Shooting Team continues to build their endowment earnings, all of our teams are growing and academically we are soaring! We are celebrating the 100% Dental Hygiene Board passage rate of our recent graduating class. We have our largest number of students transitioning into graduate school, and we have added two new degrees programs; biology, which is focused on pre-medicine, pre-veterinary science, pre-pharmacy, pre-physical, and business, both of which strongly support our student needs.

Fall of 2018 will be an exciting time for Hiwassee College as we embark on a highly engaged strategic planning process to bring forth a dynamic plan for the next five years. I hope you will join us in the discussions!  

I look forward to seeing you on campus!


Robin Tricoli
President