Dr. Hal Higdon, chancellor of Ozarks Technical Community College, has been selected to serve on the new Presidential Advisory Board for Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. The board will provide input into the organization’s strategic plan, priorities and direction. Phi Theta Kappa is an honor society exclusively for students at two-year and community colleges.
Advisory Board members will advocate for Phi Theta Kappa, its members and its mission; serve as liaisons between Phi Theta Kappa headquarters and the college leaders in their states; and advise Phi Theta Kappa’s Executive Director and other senior leaders.
“I’m honored to serve an organization that recognizes and celebrates students’ academic achievements,” said Dr. Higdon. “I look forward to collaborating with higher education professionals across the nation as we work to continue the legacy of Phi Theta Kappa by supporting student success.”
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is one of the largest honor societies in higher education with 1,285 chapters on college campuses. More than 3 million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 134,000 students inducted annually.
Dr. Higdon has more than two decades of experience in higher education at three different institutions, and he holds a doctorate in higher education from the University of Southern Mississippi. Dr. Higdon has been OTC’s chancellor since 2006.