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Dr. Hal Higdon

Dr. Hal Higdon is chancellor of the Ozarks Technical Community College System and the OTC Springfield Campus president. He has been at the helm of OTC since 2006, making him the longest-tenured leader of any public institution of higher education in Missouri. Before OTC, Dr. Higdon worked in the administration at Mississippi Gulf Coast College and Faulkner State Community College. Dr. Higdon holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama and graduate degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi.

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