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OTC to Host Community Listening Sessions

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Ozarks Technical Community College will host a series of public listening sessions in July and August to seek the community’s input as it develops and revises the college’s strategic plan to reflect education and training needs of southwest Missouri. Community members are encour-aged to attend to learn more about OTC and provide feedback on key issues and new opportunities for growth.

“It’s our goal to meet with as many community members as possible,” said OTC Chancellor Hal Higdon. “As the community’s college, we want to know how we can further serve our students and continue to meet the region’s workforce needs.”

The dates and times for OTC’s listening sessions are listed below.

For those unable to attend in person, an online survey is available at

OTC Springfield area listening sessions are as follows:

  • Tuesday, July 25, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library, community room
  • Tuesday, July 25, 5:30-7 p.m., OTC Springfield Campus, Lincoln Hall 211
  • Tuesday, August 8, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Republic Branch Library, community room
  • Wednesday, Aug. 9, 5:30-7 p.m., The Library Center Auditorium

OTC Richwood Valley – area listening sessions are:

  • Thursday, Aug. 3, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Nixa Chamber of Commerce
  • Thursday, Aug. 10, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Ozark Community Center

OTC Table Rock area listening session is on:

  • Thursday, Aug. 10, 3-4:30 p.m., OTC Table Rock Campus, fourth floor community room

OTC Lebanon area listening session will be held on:

  • Wednesday, Aug. 2, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., OTC Lebanon Center, Casey Hall lobby

OTC Waynesville area listening session will be held:

  • Thursday, Aug. 3, 10-11:30 a.m., OTC Waynesville Center, student commons area.