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OTC gains new doctoral program courtesy of Lindenwood University

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Lindenwood University of St. Charles announced it will create a new doctoral program that will be offered on the Springfield Ozarks Technical Community College campus.

The program will allow for a doctorate in instructional leadership with an emphasis in higher education administration, according to a Lindenwood news release.

OTC President Hal Higdon said in the release the college had recognized the need for such a program.

“While there are a number of doctoral programs in the Springfield area in elementary and secondary education, we are excited to finally have a program that focuses on higher education,” he said.

Lindenwood President Jim Evans noted the importance of having classes available in other locations.

“By locating this program in Springfield, where there are multiple major colleges and universities, we are confident that this program will attract quality people who are dedicated to the importance of higher education," he said in the release.

Classes in the program will begin January 2011. To apply or to receive more information, contact Terry Reid at, Lindenwood's southwest Missouri coordinator.

Lindenwood University is a four-year liberal arts institution with approximately 15,000 students, according to its Web site.[[In-content Ad]]


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