Dr. Robyn Gordon is the new dean of Ozark Technical Community College’s Technical Education Division. The OTC Board of Trustees approved Gordon’s hire at its monthly board meeting in June. Her first day on the job was July 1. Gordon assumes the role previously occupied by Dr. Matthew Hudson, who was recently promoted to executive dean of career, technical and community development at OTC.
As dean, Gordon oversees the 20+ technical education programs offered by OTC, which include automotive technology, culinary arts, computer information science and electronic media production.
“OTC’s Technical Education Division is an area leader in innovative programs and workforce development,” Gordon said. “I look forward to advancing these programs while equipping our students with the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue lucrative and rewarding careers in their respective fields.”
Gordon comes to OTC after working as a public schools administrator for more than a decade. From 2015-2019, she worked for the Clever R-V School District as the assistant superintendent of curriculum, instruction and assessment. Prior to that, she held a similar position in curriculum instruction and assessment at Spokane’s R-VII School District. For the past five years, she has also served as an adjunct professor for Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri.
A Miami, Oklahoma native, Gordon received her bachelor’s degree in English from Missouri Southern State University. She earned both her master’s degree in educational leadership and her doctorate in educational administration from Lindenwood University.