OTC Announces New Leaders for Richwood Valley & Table Rock Campuses

Ozarks Technical Community College announced the appointment of two presidents for two campus locations.

Dr. Cliff Davis will take over as president the Richwood Valley Campus, while Dr. Robert Griffith is the new president of the Table Rock Campus. Griffith replaces Davis at the Table Rock Campus, while Davis replaces Dr. Jeff Jochems who is retiring after 29 years with the college.

“The OTC community will miss Dr. Jochems’ steadfast and loyal leadership, and we wish him well in retirement,” OTC Chancellor Hal Higdon said in a statement. “Dr. Davis and Dr. Griffith also boast rich tenures at OTC, their efforts have been rooted in community service and student success. I look forward to seeing what they will accomplish in their new roles.”

Davis served as the president of the Table Rock campus from 2014 to 2020. He oversaw the expansion of the campus to include programs in nursing, behavioral health, emergency medical services, and technology. He also previously served as the executive director of the OTC Foundation.

“The Richwood Valley campus is a gem in Christian County, and I look forward to engaging with this community,” Davis said in a statement. “I’m excited to explore opportunities for growth within the campus as we provide our students with robust program offerings that lead to personal and professional success.”

Griffith began his career at OTC 13 years ago as the coordinator of the college’s extension center in Branson. The outpost expanded into a full service campus, with Griffith becoming a dean of academic and student affairs.

“I learned a great deal from the years I spent working directly for both Dr. Jochems and Dr. Davis,” Griffith said in a statement. “I’m honored and very excited to begin serving my hometown and the Table Rock student body in this new capacity.”

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