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OTC Trustee Jackie McKinsey retires

Jacqueline (Jackie) McKinsey, a founding member of the Ozarks Technical Community College Board of Trustees, announced her retirement at OTC’s board meeting today, Monday, July 14. She will retire from the board effective July 31.

“The Ozarks Technical Community College family is grateful for Mrs. McKinsey’s nearly quarter century of service,” said Greg DeLong, chair of the OTC Board of Trustees. “She has a significant, impactful legacy with the college as a founding trustee, and we wish her nothing but the best in her retirement.”

McKinsey was elected to the OTC Board of Trustees in 1990. Since then, she has served as secretary, treasurer, vice chairman and chair of the six-member board. Additionally, McKinsey chaired the search for the second president of OTC when Dr. Hal Higdon was hired in 2006. Mrs. McKinsey has always been active in the Missouri education community having served on the Springfield School Board, the Missouri School Board and, in 1996, she was appointed by Gov. Mel Carnahan to the Missouri Women’s Council.

At Monday’s meeting, the OTC Board of Trustees approved McKinsey as a trustee emeritus. McKinsey is just the fifth person to be named a trustee emeritus joining other founding trustees Dolores Brooks, Don Clinkenbeard, Frank Farmer and Don Wessel.

The OTC Board of Trustees voted to appoint Jennifer Kennally to serve the remainder of Mrs. McKinsey’s term, which expires in April 2016. Ms. Kennally, the President and CEO of the United Way of the Ozarks, will be sworn in at the next board of trustees meeting on Monday, Aug. 11.


Mark Miller

College Director of Communication

Phone: 417.447.2655


Laura French

Coordinator of Public Information

Phone: 417.447.2659


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