Middle Management Institute

L.E.A.P: Lead. Energize. Ascend. Persist.

MMI 2015


The TACAC Middle Management Institute (MMI) is for seasoned admission professionals who have a genuine passion to grow professionally within the field of higher education. Attendees may have varying roles, including some leadership and supervisory responsibilities within their offices. The program is directed to higher education professionals who have been in the field for at least four years and who aspire to advance in the profession. 

Through a schedule of small group conversations and networking receptions MMI, participants will share best practices and expertise while focusing on professional goals specific to the industry.

At MMI you will hear from experts on Understanding Social Media Analytics, Managing Difficult Conversations, Negotiating Compensation and a panel of experienced Admission Deans. In addition you will have the opportunity to get some hands on experience in working with detailed budgets.

“When I first heard about the Middle Management Institute, I did not think it would be something that would be useful to me.  I had only been in the profession of Admissions for three years!  Regardless, I was interested in seeing what it was all about, and I am grateful that I did.  Attending MMI allowed me to meet with and learn what middle managers experience in their positions.  Though I wasn’t a middle manager at the time, MMI provided me insight on what to expect as I anticipate moving up in this profession.  It also enabled me to hear how supervisors and managers feel, and taught me ways that I can be a better professional and serve in my office more efficiently.” -April Cano, Assistant Director of Transfer Recruitment at TCU

Event Details:

Texas Christian University will be the host of MMI 2018 January 25-26. Registration for the 2018 event will be available in fall of 2017. For your planning purposes, the cost per individual in 2017 was $150.

Contact: tacacmmi@gmail.com

Co-Chair: Tony Sarda, Lamar University

Co-Chair: Caitlin James, Oklahoma State University

Site Coordinator: April Cano, Texas Christian University