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Leading From the Middle

July 12-14, 2015
Menger Hotel
204 Alamo Plaza

San Antonio, Texas

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Area Attractions

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.

Menger Hotel Lobby
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.

Area Attractions

Sunday, July 12:

1:00pm – Registration

Frank Hill

2:00-3:15pm – Legal Issues in Higher Education with Frank W. Hill, Attorney at Law, Hill Gilstrap P.C.

Elizabeth Irvine

3:30-4:45pm – Self Care & Soul Space with Elizabeth Irvine, Author and former ICU Nurse

Irvine Handout

Break and time for hotel check-in

Sylvia McMullen

6:00pm – Dinner Program on Ethics AND Leadership with Sylvia McMullen, President, Blinn College – Brazos County Campuses

McMullen Power Point

Monday, July 13:

8am – Breakfast

Cynthia FerrellMelissa HendersonPaula WilhiteRoberto Zarate

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

Ferrell Handout

Wilhite Power Point

Andy Riess
10:15-11:45am – A Global Perspective on Community College Leadership with Andy Riess, Assistant Director of Outreach, Fulbright Scholar Program

Riess Power Point

12:00-1:15 – Lunch

Beaman FloydSteve Johnson1:30-3:00pm – 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

Donetta GoodallBill Holda3:15-4:45pm – 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

Goodall Power Point

Program Resources

Dinner on your own!

Tuesday, July 14:

8am – Breakfast

Michael Ockey

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

Ockey Power Point

Skip Downing

10:15-11:45am – Improving Learning and Retention with Skip Downing, International Consultant and Author in the field of Development and Student Success Strategies

Downing Handout

11:45am – Adjourn