Ozarka College Presents, “Infusing Dignity into Diversity”

The Institutional Professional Development Committee of Ozarka College will sponsor, “Infusing Dignity into Diversity,” on Friday, April 18, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Dr. Dennis C. Rittle, Ozarka College Provost and Executive Vice President of Learning, will present this event in the John E. Miller Complex Lecture Hall. The presentation will take place in room C204 and is available to students, employees, and the public free of charge. Dr. Rittle earned his Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership with a major in Human Resource Development from the prestigious School of Global Leadership and Entrepreneurship at Regent University. Since 1995 when Dr. Rittle began his higher education service, he has served on the staff of the Kansas Board of Regents where he aligned technical curriculum for all public postsecondary institutions across the state of Kansas. Prior to Ozarka College, Dr. Rittle served as Dean of Academic Affairs at Brown Mackie College in Salina, Kansas. He has also served as a technical education administrator at Butler Community College in Kansas, an institution with an enrollment of more than 12,000 students.  Additionally, Dr. Rittle was a program director, instructor, and curriculum writer for the Community College of the Air Force. Dr. Rittle is a veteran of the United States Air Force and of the Air National Guard. His scholarly endeavors include presenting at numerous national and international business and leadership conferences and serving as a guest lecturer in Oxford, U.K. He has published extensively in publications such as the Journal of Business and Leadership, the Effective Executive, HRM Review, Global CEO, and the Advances in Business Research. As a high-achieving servant leader, he has been the recipient of numerous local, state, and national awards in education, business, and leadership. However, Dr. Rittle considers his greatest accomplishment to be his family. He and his beautiful wife, Christy, have been married for 22 years and have two wonderful children, Daniel and Childress.

Ozarka College is a comprehensive technical/community college, with locations in Fulton, Izard, Sharp and Stone counties. The college offers 28 associate degrees, technical certificates and certificates of proficiency, as well as workforce training, continuing education and adult basic