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TABPHE is a membership association dedicated to the issues of Black faculty and staff at colleges and universities statewide. We invite you and other college and university personnel to participate in what will be the year’s best investment toward your professional development and exploration of issues effecting African-American males. TABPHE is committed to improving the educational system and closing the educational gaps in TexasThe TABPHE State Conference is specifically designed to address the educational needs of Blacks in higher education, along with promoting the goals identified by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s African-American Male Advisory Committee.

This prestigious affair will attract attention across the state by bringing together representatives from academia, state government, corporations, private industry and non-profit organizations. This joint conference will also be an excellent venue for local, state and national businesses to showcase their products and services.

The TABPHE State Conference is your opportunity to serve and play a significant role in a movement to prepare the way for the future!



Faculty Institute

The Faculty Institute will convene as an early conference activity to address issues of connecting African-American faculty (public school and higher education) to pipeline issues that impact the success of African-American students.

Staff Institute

The Honorable Reby Cary Staff Development Institute will convene during the conference to include leadership development, mentoring and additional networking opportunities.

Student Institutes

The Graduate Student Institute and the Erma Johnson-Hadley Undergraduate Student Leadership Institute will convene during the conference to include student leadership development, mentoring and networking opportunities.

Variety of Sessions & Activities

The TABPHE State Conference has a number of sessions and activities from which to choose.  These include:

      • 12 Workshop sessions from which to choose       
      • 3 General Sessions w/Major Speakers           
      • Graduate & Undergraduate Student Leadership Institutes 
      • Faculty Institute
      • Staff Development Institute             
      • Conference Luncheon            
      • Awards Banquet          
      • Special Reception for First-Time Attendees              
      • 2 Nights of Entertainment
      • 15+ Exhibitors
      • Free-Time Activities (sight-seeing, shopping, etc.) 

Dr. Elwynn Lee (L) one of the 2015 TABPHE State Conference Keynote Speakers, pauses for a photo with a TABPHE member.

Conference Presenters and Speakers

TABPHE is pleased to announce that a number of distinguished individuals have agreed to share their expertise at this year’s conference. 

During the conference, you will have multiple opportunities to dialog with the workshop presenters and major speakers as they share their ideas, inspiration and innovative presentations that reflect the essence of this year’s conference theme.  Topics and issues may include:

      • Inspirational and personal development sessions
      • Mentoring and effective academic advising
      • Developing leadership strategies in today’s students
      • Motivation and support staff issues
      • Effective communication and its implementation
      • Leading with determination
      • The future of education and the classroom
      • The pros and cons of guns in the classroom
      • Issues facing faculty in academia
      • Communication and teambuilding
      • Strategies for managing and/or overcoming racial issues
      • Diversity and multiculturalism
      • Recruitment and retention issues
      • Education and the African-American female
      • Plight of Historically Black Colleges/Universities
      • Continuing education
      • Economics and the global economy
      • Conflict management and resolution
      • Parent involvement in education of students
      • Professional Development
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