Middle Management Institute

MMI 2015, University of Houston

The TACAC Middle Management Institute (MMI) is a professional development program designed for both current and aspiring managers working on the post-secondary side of our profession. MMI program attendees can expect a rigorous curriculum built around dynamic educational sessions and collaborative learning experiences between program participants.


Our Program

While sessions change from year to year, TACAC’s Middle Management Institute commits to addressing three main themes from a managerial perspective each year:

  1. How we work with students in the college admissions and counseling profession

  2. How we work with other professionals

  3. How we work on ourselves both personally and professionally

 We believe that these three cornerstones of our program allow us to create a new curriculum each year while ensuring consistency in the quality and overall mission of our program.

 Professionals attending MMI can also expect to participate in our intensive case studies. This part of our program requires cooperation, critical thinking, and the ability to work under pressure as we simulate situations that managers face in admissions and recruitment offices. Our case studies require small groups (simulating admissions offices) to work together while attempting to achieve a common goal under strict deadlines. As our profession necessitates, this fast paced simulation will also ask that you are prepared for the unexpected!

I walked away from MMI with so many tips on how to be a more effective supervisor. The sessions left me very introspective about the types of things I could implement in the office to create a more effective and rewarding work space for my team.  The presenters provided really great information about how to manage different personality styles and how to advocate on behalf of others. I'm so happy I had the opportunity to attend! - Natalie Garza, Elon University

 To see our conference schedule, please click here: https://goo.gl/UBuuhQ

Conference sessions will be made available in early November of 2017.


Fellows Program

Higher education professionals seeking assistance in the pursuit of professional development opportunities can apply for grant assistance through Texas ACAC’s Fellows Program. The program is designed to foster involvement in TACAC and our profession through involvement in the Middle Management Institute and future opportunities.

 MMI Fellows receive:

  •  Complimentary one year individual membership in TACAC
  • Complimentary registration for the Middle Management Institute

  • Conference hotel accommodations

* Two nights in a double occupancy room shared with another MMI Fellow

Should you wish to be considered for a MMI Fellows grant, please complete a MMI Fellows grant application by December 1, 2017. Please email us for more information at tacacmmi@gmail.com.


Event Details

Date: January 25-26, 2018

Location: Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas

Program Cost:

Regular Registration: On or before December 31, 2017 - $150

Late Registration: January 1 – January 15, 2018 - $175

MMI 2018 Registration Form


Host site and room block information:

Hilton Garden Inn Fort Worth/Medical Center  - 912 Northton St. Fort Worth, TX 76104) from January 24-27, 2018. The special room rate of $150 for two queen beds will be available until December 25, 2017. The rate will be honored after this date based on availability.

Call 817-921-0788, mention group code: TACAC Middle Management Institute
Book online: http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/groups/personalized/F/FTWMDGI-TACAC-20180124/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG  Group Code: TACAC

 Questions about Texas ACAC’s MMI? Contact us at TACACMMI@gmail.com.


Co-Chair: Caitlin James, Oklahoma State University

Co-Chair: Tony Sarda, Lamar University