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OTC’s Joan Barrett To Receive The Distinguished College Administrator Award From Phi Theta Kappa

OTC’s Joan Barrett to receive the Distinguished College Administrator Award from Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) will recognize Dr. Joan Barrett, OTC’s vice chancellor for student affairs, with the Distinguished College Administrator Award during PTK Catalyst 2019, the society’s annual convention, held April 4-6 in Orlando, Florida.

The Distinguished College Administrator Awards are presented to college vice presidents, deans, or directors serving at post-secondary institutions who have shown strong support of student success on their campus by recognizing academic achievement, leadership, and service among high-achieving students.

“It is a privilege to support our PTK students, who demonstrate through their research and actions the heart they have for making change,” said Dr. Barrett. “Their efforts benefit our entire campus community – I am in awe of their work.”

As OTC’s vice chancellor for student affairs, Dr. Barrett oversees a number of student support services including recruitment, advising and financial aid. Dr. Barrett has worked at the college for more than a decade, serving the institution in several student-affairs roles including dean of students and college registrar. Through her work, Dr. Barrett strives to make OTC’s educational opportunities accessible to every student who possesses the will and desire to learn.

Dr. Barrett has also taught online for OTC and served as an adjunct instructor in the Higher Education Master’s Program offered at the OTC Springfield Campus through Lindenwood University. Dr. Barrett holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in public administration from Missouri State University. She earned her doctorate in higher education leadership through Lindenwood University.

About Phi Theta Kappa 

Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting colleges and helping them to grow as scholars and leaders. The Society is made up of more than 3.5 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 10 nations. Learn more at

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