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OJC Press Release ID: 2814


Monday, July 2, 2018

President Jim Rizzuto’s Community Retirement Reception

 

On Wednesday July 11, 2018, Otero Junior College will host a community retirement reception for President Jim Rizzuto. All are invited to attend and celebrate the many great years Rizzuto has had at OJC. The reception will be held in in the OJC Student Center Banquet Room, located at 2001 San Juan Avenue, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. On July 31, 2018, Rizzuto will retire from his position at OJC. Rizzuto has served as President at OJC for 17 ½ years. According to Rizzuto, OJC holds a special place in his heart. Rizzuto along with his siblings all started their higher education journey at OJC before moving on to get higher degrees.

During Rizzuto’s tenure the college benefited greatly from his leadership including being the recipient of several multiple million dollar grants for STEM, business, healthcare, and various technical training programs. Other notable highlights include leading the college to become a Hispanic serving institution, developing strong partnerships with 4-year universities to increase transfer opportunities for students, and adding several athletic sports – men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s rodeo, and men’s wrestling.

“As president, my focus was to create a true college experience for students and actively engage in that experience,” said Rizzuto. “That’s why we built outstanding residence facilities, made sure appropriate support services were readily available to students, and worked so hard to promote a culture of inclusion. A priority for me was to know each and every student so that I could better serve their educational needs.”

For more information on Rizzuto’s community retirement reception contact Dillon Martin at 719-384-6821 or Dillon.Martin@ojc.edu.

 

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On Wednesday July 11, 2018, OJC will host a community retirement reception for President Jim Rizzuto. All are invited to attend and celebrate the many great years Jim Rizzuto has had at OJC. The reception will be held in in the OJC Student Center Banquet Room from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.







 

 

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