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July 17, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - July 19, 2016 @ 11:45 am UTC+0

July 17-19, 2016
Marriott Town Square Hotel
16090 City Walk
Sugar Land, Texas 77479

Registration Form (Deadline June 24th)

Area Attractions

Sugar Land Marriott Town SquareThe 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.


Marriott Town Square Hotel, Sugar Land, TexasJoin 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.

Area Attractions

Sunday, July 17:

1:00pm – Registration

Beaman Floyd

Community Colleges and the Texas Legislature
Beaman Floyd
TCCTA Lobbyist


Ty Lerman

Finding Focus Amid Distractions
Ty Lerman
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 Kelty Garbee Susan Henderson Angela Lundy-Jackson Tonya Miller Dan Spencer

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

Kathleen ManningDr. 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 Tonjua Williams Missi Patterson

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

Ricardo Coronado

Personnel and Classroom Management Issues
Ricardo Coronado
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 Mike Burton Stacy Thorne Stuewe

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


Jay Brim

Legal Issues in Higher Education
Jay Brim
Brim, Arnett, & Robinett, P.C.


11:45am – Adjourn


July 17, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
July 19, 2016 @ 11:45 am