Childress named OTC Education Centers President

A Lebanon man has been named president for education centers at Ozarks Technical Community College. Dr. Dustin Childress began his new duties overseeing operations of Lebanon, Republic, Waynesville and Fort Leonard Wood OTC Campuses. In 2013, Childress began to oversee the operations at the OTC Lebanon Center, including personnel management, budget administration and community engagement. Three years ago, Dr. Childress was named dean of education centers, where he worked with center directors to provide leadership and forge relationships within the local communities. With the addition of the OTC Republic Center in August of 2020, Dr. Childress began to manage all four locations, prompting his promotion to president. In addition to his administrative duties, Dr. Childress continues to teach in the life sciences department. He began his new duties on January 7th.