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.

 We are excited to announce that for MMI 2019, we will be offering a one-day track for secondary counselors, community-based organization staff, and independent educational consultants.

 *Participants must be TACAC members and be current with membership dues. Capacity for secondary/CBO/IEC participants will be limited.*

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 schedules, please

Click here for Secondary Schedule (includes IECs and CBOs)

Click here for College/University Schedule

Conference sessions will be made available in early December 2018.


MMI Fellows

Middle Management Institute Fellows program is designed to offer financial support to aspiring or current managers who work in a setting adversely affected by budget cuts or limitations to participate in professional development opportunities 

 MMI Fellow recipients will receive:

  • Complimentary one year individual membership TACAC membership
  • Complimentary conference registration fee
  • Shared conference hotel accommodations for two nights (with another grant recipient)

2019 MMI Fellows Application and letters of support will be due December 19, 2018.  


Chair: Bridget Adiukwu, Lamar University


Event Details

Date: January 31- February 1, 2019

Location: Houston Baptist University, Houston, TX

Program Cost:

Secondary/CBO/IEC Participants: Free of charge

College/University Regular Registration: On or before January 4, 2018 - $175

Late Registration: January 5 – January 18, 2019 - $225


MMI 2019 Registration Form


CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS: Requests for cancellation and/or substitutions must be submitted via email to TACAC at [email protected]

All refunds are subject to a $15 processing fee.

Full refunds (less processing fee) will be made for cancellations prior to 1/7/2019.

A half refund(less processing fee) is available if the cancellation request is received between 1/8/2019 and 1/21/19.

No refunds will be processed for cancellations received after 1/22/19 or for no shows.


Host site and room block information:

Hampton Inn Houston Galleria

4500 Post Oak Parkway

Houston, TX 77027

(Available from Wednesday, January 30, 2019 to Saturday, February 2, 2019)

Rate per night is $129/room plus applicable taxes and fees. (Parking is complimentary)

Please use group code “TACACMMI” when booking.


Hotel Phone Number: (713)871-9911


 Questions about Texas ACAC’s MMI? Contact us at [email protected].


Co-Chair: Tony Sarda, Lamar University

Co-Chair: Narietha Carter-McClain