OTC purchases property to build facility in Hollister

OTC purchases property to build facility in Hollister

Thursday, December 09, 2010

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Mark Miller
College Director of Communication 417.447.2655 millerm@otc.edu
Laura French
Coordinator of Public Information 417.447.2659 frenchl@otc.edu

Ozarks Technical Community College has finalized the purchase of two properties for a new facility in Hollister.  The properties, a total of 8.25 acres located between Highways 65 and 165, will provide the space and accessibility the College has been seeking in the area.  The land was purchased for a total of  $2,175,000. 

“This land is ideal for the future home of OTC in Hollister,” said Dr. Hal Higdon, president of Ozarks Technical Community College.  “We are thrilled that the process is moving along smoothly, and we look forward to continuing our work with the Hollister community and surrounding areas.”

In addition to the purchased land, the City of Hollister has donated a contiguous .83 acres, bringing the total land now owned by the College to 9.08 acres.

Citizens in the Hollister School District voted to join the Ozarks Technical Community College district in April of 2010.  Among other community benefits, joining the OTC district allows Hollister residents to pay the in-district tuition at the College, which is significantly lower than the cost for students living outside of the district.