Missouri State Rep. Melissa Leach visited Ozarks Technical Community College on Tuesday, June 12, to present a resolution in honor of Dr. Shirley Lawler, OTC’s provost/vice chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs. Dr. Lawler is retiring this summer after 15 years with the College.
Prior to her current position, Dr. Lawler served OTC in a variety of offices, including Dean of Technical Education, Dean of Academic Services, and Director of Curriculum Development and Grants, as well as continuing to teach part-time throughout her career. She has approximately 30 years of experience in education, beginning as a business instructor for Lebanon High School, and later teaching at Logan-Rogersville High School and Missouri State University. Upon her retirement, Dr. Lawler will continue to serve as a part-time instructor in OTC’s Associate of Arts in Teaching program, and will remain involved in both the OTC Chancellors Leadership Academy program and the Lindenwood University doctoral program offered on the OTC Springfield Campus.
Rep. Leach also presented a resolution in honor of the Ozarks Technical Community College Students in Free Enterprise team, in recognition of their successes at the recent SIFE USA Regional Competition in Chicago. OTC’s team placed first in the region, earned the 4.0 Team award, presented for high quality projects, and earned the Club 44 Team award, presented for excellence in membership recruitment. SIFE is an international non-profit organization active on more than 1,400 college campuses in nearly 50 countries.
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