COTC Welcomes Community Collaboration in Fourth Series of Annual Town Hall Meetings


Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) President John M. Berry, PhD, will be hosting a town hall meeting at each of the college’s extended campuses to discuss future plans and expansions of the institution: Pataskala campus on Feb. 7, Knox campus on Feb. 21 and Coshocton campus on March 6 from 3–4:30 p.m. These events are open to the public and free to attend. Light refreshments will be provided.

This is COTC’s fourth annual town hall series, which lays the groundwork for a tradition of transparency and communication between the college and the communities that support it. President Berry will provide a state of the college address, covering a variety of prevalent and exciting topics.

Additionally, attendees can expect to hear more about the latest developments regarding each extended campus, including future initiatives, expansions, strategies and more. Attendees will be encouraged to provide their insight and feedback for the 2025–2029 planning process — an exciting opportunity to get directly involved with the future of the college and campuses.

“Our commitment to maintaining purposeful and robust dialogue with the communities we serve remains unwavering,” President Berry attests. “These gatherings serve as a vital platform, offering firsthand insights into the state of our college. In particular, these town halls will continue to shine a spotlight on the current state and future aspirations of our extended campuses. It’s a dedicated effort to foster transparency, share key information, and most importantly, to hear directly from our community members.”

This event will bring the community together in an engaging and meaningful conversation as central Ohio gets ready to become the next hub of technological advancement and development. President Berry welcomes the local community to join him in collaborative, open dialogue about what you want to see in this rapidly developing future.

To attend, please register for one or more town hall events:

For further questions, contact Jan Tomlinson.

COTC is a fully accredited, public college dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible programs of technical education in response to current and emerging employment needs. COTC has four campus locations: Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala.