Rose State College to Host Developmental Education Conference Published October 30, 2017 by Daniel Beck

Conference Attendees visiting in a lobbyMidwest City, OK: Rose State College will host the Oklahoma Association for Developmental Educators (OKADE) annual conference November 2-3. The conference will be held in the Professional Training Center and will focus on building community to better serve the diverse student population enrolled in development education courses across the State of Oklahoma.

Toni Castillo, Rose State Professor and Writing Program Administrator, is coordinating the event. “Rose State is honored to host the OKADE conference this year,” Castillo said. “We want to honor those who have excelled and recommit to our important work. It should be a powerful gathering.” The conference will have representatives from community colleges, career technology centers, high schools, colleges, and universities sharing ideas for teaching and supporting students.

This year’s event features a multi-layered group of experts, with speakers to include:

  • Tony Hutchison, Associate Vice Chancellor for Strategic Planning and Analysis; Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
  • Marcie Mack, State Director of the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education
  • Tiffany Neill, Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction; Department of Education
  • Anastasia Pittman, Democratic member of the Oklahoma State Senate; representing District 48

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About Rose State College: Rose State College is a two-year community college in Midwest City, Oklahoma. Founded in 1970 to serve the students of the Midwest City and Del City, Rose State now welcomes more than 13,000 students each year from across the State of Oklahoma. Rose State offers more than 60 different degree programs, small class sizes with a 20:1 student-to-faculty ratio, on-campus student housing, and among the lowest cost of tuition in the State of Oklahoma.