Dear OTC community,
This fall, each and every one of you has a decision to make.
Whether you know it or not, in some way, you have benefited from the work of the Missouri Community College Association.
In the past two years, the association helped to secure an additional $18 million for community colleges across the state. They also encouraged the legislature to commit to fully-funding the A+ program, and helped execute a $30 million bonding package that is funding much-needed repairs right here on our campus.
The association is aware that it may not be easy to see how these accomplishments affect your daily life, and they are working to improve their services and benefits to you.
Since the beginning of the year they have been gathering feedback from members and non-members alike, and are now working on ways to make the direct benefits of your MCCA membership—things like professional development and collaboration with your peers—more accessible and relevant to you.
Please remember, even if you don’t attend MCCA events, you are benefiting from their work, and they need your help. MCCA is the only organization that is looking out for your community college interests in Missouri. This is your association.
Every voice we add makes our association stronger, so I hope you’ll join me in supporting MCCA by joining or renewing your membership.
Current Members Please Note:
If you were a paying member of MCCA during the 2015-2016 academic year, your membership will remain active for the 2016-2017 academic year. YOU DO NOT need to complete the online application this year. If you paid your yearly membership fee of $30 via payroll deduction, OTC will withhold your payment again this year beginning November 30. If you would prefer to pay with cash or check, please make check payable to MCCA, you may bring your payment to Janel Grassi in the Chancellor’s Office, IC 205.
*Please note payroll deduction is only available for full-time employees. Part time and adjunct employees may pay with cash, check or credit card.
Deadline for payment is October 14, 2016
Hal L. Higdon, Ph.D.