LETTER FROM OTC CHANCELLOR & PRESIDENT
Master planning plays an important role in any institution’s success, and the progress achieved through Ozarks Technical Community College’s 2010 Master Plan serves as a prime example. In the last decade, the OTC Springfield Campus has undergone significant growth to meet the diverse needs of our communities. We have achieved many of our goals outlined in the 2010 Master Plan, including significant traffic improvements and additional training facilities. These efforts established the groundwork for the college’s continued growth.
The college’s newest Master Plan was developed with a broad base of support from OTC faculty, staff, students and Board of Trustees. Countless stakeholders and community partners also took time to provide their guidance and feedback to our Master Planning Committee. Their input played a critical role in the creation of a plan grounded in the needs of our community and focused on the future of our students.
This new Master Plan will support the continued expansion of academic and student facilities. These efforts will make the OTC Springfield Campus more than just a place to learn, but also a place where our students belong. The Center for Advanced Manufacturing, along with other capital projects, will transform the look of the Springfield campus. These facilities will allow for expanded and enhanced academic offerings to create an even stronger connection between the college and the community we serve.
The thoughtful and calculated planning conducted in this report will positively impact our college and community for years to come. A decade from now, I am confident we will look back at the improvements of this plan with the same satisfaction we did from the last. Thank you to those who assisted in the development of OTC’s blueprint for the future. Your work will continue to guide our efforts in the years to come.
Hal L. Higdon, Ph.D.
Chancellor & President, OTC Springfield Campus