President's Welcome


Dr. Richard Dawe

I want to welcome you to Ozarka College and thank you for visiting our web site.


On behalf of our Board of Trustees, and the dedicated faculty and staff at Ozarka College I want to stress to you that we take our mission of “providing life-changing experiences through education” very personally. As an Ozarka student you will find high quality programs of study at an affordable price.

Whether your educational goals include earning your associate degree and then transferring to a four year college; completing a technical certificate; taking courses for personal or professional enrichment; or completing your GED, you will find our dedicated faculty and staff anxious to serve you and to share in your excitement.


Alumni and current students regularly tell us that some of the things they like best at Ozarka are the small class size, friendly and supportive faculty and staff, and the personal attention they receive during their studies here. You will find that we take pride in our main campus in Melbourne, and the facilities in Ash Flat, Mountain View and Mammoth Spring. They are modern, well-maintained, and we continue to apply the latest in learning technology.


Ozarka College is also engaged with the communities we serve, and with businesses and industry to promote economic and workforce development. Developing a highly skilled workforce is a critical component of ensuring vitality for Arkansas and our nation. Our job is to ensure all Ozarka College students have every opportunity to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to achieve their dreams and career goals.


I appreciate you taking a few minutes to visit our web site and wish you the very best for a rewarding experience at Ozarka College. Let me know if there is anything I may do to help make your journey at Ozarka College a success!


Richard L. Dawe, Ph.D.
President, Ozarka College