25th Annual AURCO Conference
|Friday Night Reception & Ignite Talks (April 5): 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM|
|Saturday Conference (April 6): 7:30 AM - 2:15 PM|
|AURCO Business Meeting (April 6): 2:30 - 4:00 PM|
The Apple Falls Close to the Tree: Regional Campuses in our Own BackyardWe hope to see you at the 25th Annual AURCO Conference. Our theme “The Apple Falls Close to the Tree” refers to the regional campus system in Ohio that links us in positive and productive ways to our main campus universities —“Regional Campuses in our Own Backyard.”
WhenConference: Saturday, April 6, 2019
Reception: Friday Evening, April 5, 2019
WhereKSU Regional Academic Center
2745 Creekside Drive
Twinsburg, OH 44087
2019 Conference General ChairConference Chair: Renate Prescott ~~ Email: email@example.com
Keynote SpeakerKeynote Speaker Presentation: K, R, and P Vitamins for Ohio’s Regional Campuses
Nathan P. Ritchey, Ph.D.
Vice President for Kent State System Integration
Interim Dean, Regional College
Saturday, April 6, 2019, 8:30-9:00 a.m.
Regional Academic Center, Twinsburg
Nathan Ritchey is the senior officer responsible for the oversight of Kent State University’s seven Regional Campuses, with faculty rank as a full professor in mathematics. He also currently is the Interim Dean of Kent State’s Regional College and oversees eSPorts.
Dr. Ritchey previously served as vice president for strategic initiatives and founding dean of the College of Science and Health Professions at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Prior to that, he served for 24 years at Youngstown State University and held faculty and administrative positions, starting in 1989, earning the rank of professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and department chair from 2000 to 2013. He also worked as a medical researcher at St. Elizabeth Health System in Youngstown, Ohio, from 1990-2000.
Ritchey’s areas of expertise include mathematics, operations research, mathematical modeling, medical decision making, probability and university accreditation. He has authored numerous articles and co-authored several mathematics textbooks.
After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics degree from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, Ritchey earned a Master of Science in applied mathematics degree and a Ph.D. in mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University.