OTC Annual Report

OTC Foundation - Annual Report 2011

2011 OTC Annual Report
From left: Dr. Hal Higdon, chancellor and Mr. Cliff Davis, vice chancellor for Advancement and executive director of the OTC Foundation.

From the Chancellor's Office

This has been a year of milestones for Ozarks Technical Community College. In its 20th year of offering classes, the College now serves more than 15,000 students, has begun construction on its third full-service campus, and has been named one of the top 120 community colleges in the nation. It has never been more apparent that OTC is a vital and significant part of the southwest Missouri community, economy and workforce.

Early in the year, an independent study was released which detailed the College's economic and community impact. The study found that OTC contributes more than $211 million each year to its community. These findings, which are available in full on the College's website, demonstrate in hard figures what we already knew from the stories of our students: OTC improves the careers, finances and lives of individuals, which in turn improves the community.

The growing role of OTC in the community was one of many factors that influenced the College's decision to become the Ozarks Technical Community College system. This reorganization included some changes in leadership positions and in the names of the system's various locations. OTC is already the third-largest community college in the state of Missouri, and the transition to a system structure puts the institution in a better position for future growth and expansion plans.

As we continue to grow in student population, in locations, and in academic opportunities offered, we continue to need your support. The local businesses and individuals who invest their time, money, equipment, knowledge and other resources are crucial to the College's ability to meet the needs of its students and its community.

As you will see in the pages of this report, OTC has had an exciting year, with new partnerships, improvements and celebrations at every turn. None of it would be possible without your support. Thank you for the role you play in OTC's continued success. We are proud to share this community with you.