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Welcome to the home of the Ohio Association of Two-Year Colleges (OATYC) Annual Conference for 2024, hosted by Rhodes State College in Lima, Ohio.

Be sure to bookmark this page as we will continue to update it with the conference schedule, program, and hotel information as we get closer to the event.

We look forward to seeing you this October:
Friday, October 11, 2024
Rhodes State College
4240 Campus Drive
Lima, OH 45804

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Keynote Speaker 

Candy Van Buskirk, Ph.D. (Indiana State University)

Candy Van Buskirk headshot Candy serves as the Assistant Superintendent at the Career Academy Network of Public Schools in South Bend, Indiana. Her two decades of professional experience spans a diverse range of educational contexts, from K-12 to higher education. As the founder of Lead E2, LLC, an educational leadership consultancy, Candy is committed to advancing education through innovative practices that promote excellence and equity for all students and educators. A sampling of her many accomplishments includes being named women’s basketball coach of the year at both the college and high school levels, founding and leading a basketball camp for junior high and high school students called Camp Candy, and leading a grant-funded partnership between Career Academy and the Boys and Girls Club of St. Joseph County, Indiana. Candy recently published her first book, Learn Outside: Rising Together to Disrupt the Status Quo in Education, which both challenges and inspires educators to advocate for more equitable and engaging educational practices.


Nora Beerline,
OATYC 2024 Conference Co-chair

Andrea Liles,
OATYC 2024 Conference Co-chair