Dr. Hal Higdon

Hal L. Higdon, Ph.D.

Chancellor & President, OTC Springfield Campus

Ph.D. University of Southern Mississippi
M.S.Ed., University of Southern Mississippi
B.S., The University of Alabama
Office: OTC Springfield Campus, IC205E
Phone: 417-447-2601

Welcome to Ozarks Technical Community College, an institution that takes its mission to heart. We embrace our role as the “community’s college” by providing accessible, high-quality and affordable learning opportunities that transform lives and strengthen communities.

As the third largest community college in Missouri, thousands of students choose our institution each year to pursue their educational goals. We are proud to play a major role in the educational and economic growth of southwest Missouri by developing programs and initiatives that meet our community’s needs.

In addition to the OTC Springfield Campus, the OTC Richwood Valley Campus in Christian County and the OTC Table Rock Campus in Taney County help us fulfill our mission by creating greater access to higher education for more students. We also serve students through centers in Lebanon, Waynesville and Republic, as well as through OTC Online.

I am particularly enthusiastic about our workforce development programs, through which many area businesses and their employees receive the training they need to remain competitive locally, nationally and globally. A community college must play a major role in keeping its region’s economy viable.

Our faculty and staff take pride in our commitment to reach out to all segments of the community. Whether it is the first-time freshman, the returning student looking for an education to advance in a career, or the student striving for a technical certificate to enter the workforce, our goal is to educate anyone who has the will and desire to learn.

On behalf of the board of trustees, faculty, and staff, I welcome you to experience Ozarks Technical Community College and see for yourself what we have to offer.


Hal L. Higdon, Ph.D.