July 12-14, 2015
204 Alamo Plaza
San Antonio, Texas
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, legislative and budget orientation, leadership skills, ethics, and other areas that directly affect their performance.
Join us at the renowned, historic Menger Hotel. In addition to being the closest hotel to The Alamo, the Menger is adjacent to the Rivercenter Mall and a two-block walk from San Antonio’s vibrant River Walk. Call today, 800-345-9285 and mention TCCTA to secure the Leading from the Middle room rate of $120.
Sunday, July 12:
1:00pm – Registration
2:00-3:15pm – Legal Issues in Higher Education with Frank W. Hill, Attorney at Law, Hill Gilstrap P.C.
3:30-4:45pm – Self Care & Soul Space with Elizabeth Irvine, Author and former ICU Nurse
Break and time for hotel check-in
6:00pm – Dinner Program on Ethics AND Leadership with Sylvia McMullen, President, Blinn College – Brazos County Campuses
Monday, July 13:
8am – Breakfast
8:30-10:00am – Briefing on Student Success Issues in Texas with Cynthia Ferrell, Director of Student Success Intiatives, Community College Leadership Program at The University of Texas at Austin; Melissa Henderson, Policy Officer for Postsecondary Education, Educate Texas; Paula Wilhite, Professor of Mathematics and Division Chair of Mathematics, Physics, & Engineering, Northeast Texas Community College; and Roberto Zarate, Board Member, Alamo Colleges Trustees and Chair-Elect, Association of Community College Trustees
10:15-11:45am – A Global Perspective on Community College Leadership with Andy Riess, Assistant Director of Outreach, Fulbright Scholar Program
12:00-1:15 – Lunch
1:30-3:00pm – The 84th Texas Legislative Session with Beaman Floyd, Lobbyist, Texas Community College Teachers Association, and Steve Johnson, Vice President of Public Affairs, Texas Association of Community Colleges
3:15-4:45pm – Matching Resources with Priorities with Donetta Goodall, Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs and Student Success, Lone Star College System; and Bill Holda, President, Kilgore College
Dinner on your own!
Tuesday, July 14:
8am – Breakfast
8:30-10:00am – The 4 Imperatives of Great Leaders: How Trust, Purpose, Systems and Talent Enable Greatness with Michael Ockey, Director of Higher Education, FranklinCovey
10:15-11:45am – Improving Learning and Retention with Skip Downing, International Consultant and Author in the field of Development and Student Success Strategies
11:45am – Adjourn