July 17-19, 2016
Marriott Town Square Hotel
16090 City Walk
Sugar Land, Texas 77479
Registration Form (Deadline June 24th)
The conference, called Leading from the Middle, is designed for mid-level administrators at Texas two-year colleges. It is a kind of “boot camp” for deans, division chairs, IT directors, student services directors, and others as we provide key information and insights to help you succeed in your respective positions. We address legal issues, educational technology, the upcoming legislative session, communication skills, self care, and other areas that directly affect their performance.
Join us at the Sugar Land Marriott.
It is located in the heart of the vibrant new Sugar Land Town Square, surrounded by fabulous dining and delightful shopping venues all within walking distance. Call today, 281-275-8400 and mention TCCTA to secure the Leading from the Middle room rate of $120.
Sunday, July 17:
1:00pm – Registration
Community Colleges and the Texas Legislature
Finding Focus Amid Distractions
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, CHt
Break and time for hotel check-in
5:30pm – Meet & Greet (Lobby Bar)
6:00pm – Dinner
Monday, July 18:
8am – Breakfast
9:00-10:15am – The State of Dual Credit and Early College High Schools in Texas
Tonie Badillo, Dean of Dual Credit and Early College High Schools, El Paso Community College; Kelty Garbee, Deputy Director of Programs for Educate Texas, Moderator; Susan Henderson, Deputy Director of Programs for Educate Texas; Angela Lundy-Jackson, Principal, North Early College High School, Houston ISD; Tonya Miller, Principal, Challenge Early College High School, Houston ISD; and Dan Spencer, Associate Vice President of Academic Outreach and Extended Programs, Temple College
10:30-11:45am – Thinking in Systems with Dr. Kathleen Manning
Dr. Manning, author of Organizational Theory in Higher Education, was a professor in the Higher Education and Student Affairs program at the University of Vermont for 25 years prior to her retirement in 2014. A frequent contributor to the higher education literature, Dr. Manning was awarded the 2007 NASPA Outstanding Contribution to Literature/Research Award. Additional awards include the University of Vermont’s Kroepsch-Maurice Award for Teaching Excellence, the NASPA Pillar of the Profession, and on-campus awards for LGBTQA and diversity advocacy. Throughout her career and in retirement, her professional interests include social justice, international higher education, leadership, and organizational theory. She has taught and consulted internationally including Semester at Sea voyages, Fulbright Fellowships, and international speaking invitations. Dr. Manning has a Ph.D. in higher education with a minor in anthropology from Indiana University; an M.S. in counseling and student personnel services from the University at Albany; and a B.A. in biology from Marist College.
12:00-1:30pm – Lunch & POP Talks
1:45-3:15pm – Pathways Workshop
Cynthia Ferrell, Executive Director of Texas Success Center, Texas Association of Community Colleges; Tonjua Williams, Senior Vice President of Student Services, St. Petersburg College, Clearwater, FL; and Missi Patterson, Assistant Dean of Faculty Development, Austin Community College
Personnel and Classroom Management Issues
Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources
Tarrant County College
Dinner on your own!
Tuesday, July 19:
8am – Breakfast
9:00-10:15am – Effective Campus Communication
Millicent Valek, President, Brazosport College; Mike Burton, Chair of the English Department, San Antonio College; and Stacy Thorne Stuewe, Professor and Chair of the Northeast Campus Faculty Senate, Tarrant County College
Legal Issues in Higher Education
Brim, Arnett, & Robinett, P.C.
11:45am – Adjourn