Ozarks Technical Community College

OTC Foundation

The Foundation for Ozarks Technical Community College has agreed to provide up to $25,000 to help defray the potential A+ scholarship shortfall.

(Photo: KSMU/Randy Stewart)

   “Kat,” or Katherine, Allie is a visual artist, a teacher, and is the Department Chair of Fine Arts and Humanities, as well as the Art Gallery Manager, at Ozarks Technical College.  The day I spent following her around started early in the afternoon in the main Information Commons building at OTC. She was preparing to give a short talk at the OTC Board of Trustees meeting, before hightailing it over to the Gillioz Theatre building to preside over her Painting class.


Ozarks Technical Community College in Table Rock has a new president. The Springfield-based school on Monday announced that Vice Chancellor Cliff Davis will assume the role.

Davis will take over for Dr. Jeff Jochems, who has served as interim president since the campus opened in 2013.

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Official 20th day enrollment figures are out for Missouri colleges and universities.  And it’s a mixed bag for local schools compared to fall of 2013.

Last week, we told you that Missouri State University brought in a record number of students this fall.

And Ozarks Technical Community College is reporting its fourth largest enrollment of all time.  But with 14,396 students this fall, that's still a 2.7 percent drop compared to last year. 

Kristina Bridges-Templeton

Ozarks Technical Community College was recently recognized as one of the nation’s Top 100 Associate Degree Programs by Community College Week, appearing on more lists than any other college in Missouri. KSMU’s Anna Thomas reports.

Out of about 1,000 community colleges nationwide, OTC ranked 36 for associate degrees awarded. The college has increased its number of associate degrees awarded by 43 percent in the last year.