College of the Ozarks announced that it will host two-time national college football champion Tim Tebow at its April 14 spring convocation.

“Tim Tebow is well known for his football career, but we appreciate his Christ-like character and courage in consistently standing up for his faith, despite the pressures of today’s culture,” said Sue Head, C of O vice-president for cultural affairs and dean of character education, in a news release Monday afternoon.

“He exemplifies servant leadership, which we strive to develop in all of our students from kindergarten through college. His efforts to serve those who are struggling and downtrodden, especially children, is an inspiration.”

The spring convocation takes place at C of O’s Howell W. Keeter Athletic Complex. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. A “prelude” begins at 6:30 p.m., and doors close at 6:45 p.m.

The convocation begins promptly at 7 p.m.

Tickets are required for admission, according to the release. A limited number of tickets will be made available to the public at no charge (limit two per household) through C of O’s website at www.cofo.edu. Ticket availability begins 8 a.m. Friday, Jan. 22.

Tebow is a two-time national champion, first-round NFL draft pick and Heisman trophy winner. He is currently a college football analyst for the SEC Network, which launched in August 2014. He appears mainly on the SEC Network as co-host of “SEC Nation,” a traveling pre-game show.

Prior to joining the SEC Network, Tebow played three years in the NFL for the Denver Broncos, New York Jets, and New England Patriots.

College of the Ozarks also will recognize two regional organizations, Camp Barnabas and Generation Next, with a Servant Leadership Award during the convocation. C of O recognizes the leadership role taken by these organizations in serving the needs of children who face challenges in life.