Associate Program Director
Candy Dodd is the Associate Program Director in the Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI) at Ball State University. Candy has been with Ball State for over 24 years.
In her current role, she works with the Executive Director to plan, coordinate, and execute all external programs of the Institute. These include community and K-12 programs built around community economic development, problem-solving, and innovation coaching.
For three years, Candy served as the Project Director for Innovate WithIN. In collaboration with the Indiana Economic Development Corporate and the Indiana Department of Education, Candy and her team took the idea of a high school pitch competition and made it a reality. It was the first state-wide competition of its kind with cash and prizes valued at over $100,000.
Candy has an Associates in arts in legal administration and a Bachelor's in public relations. In her spare time, Candy enjoys spending time with her husband, Brian, traveling to western New York to visit her daughter, Dawn, and their three grandchildren, Kinley, Luke, and Oliver. When she's not traveling, she's enjoying a gourmet meal prepared by her personal chef and son, Aaron, and spending time with their rescue puppy, Muddy Waters.