Fifty-one years ago… the year was 1973, and a number of social and historical events took place that changed our nation for years to come. Some of these included:
There are few things in our society that have lasted 51 years. Now at its the half-century point, the Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education (TABPHE) is proud to present a plethora of professional development opportunities for you at its Special 51st Year Conference. This unique event will help prepare you and other higher education personnel for success in addressing both today’s issues and emerging challenges. Special presentations by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board experts will add depth to critical workforce issues affecting career and technical education and upcoming workforce milestones. The 2024 TABPHE State Conference will likewise celebrate TABPHE’s rich history of struggles and triumphs, its purpose and transformation, its passion and pride-- and most importantly, its Founders and longtime members who helped make this organization viable for all these many years. All honor goes to Founders Ivory Moore, Erma Johnson Hadley and the Honorable Reby Carey for their dream that became TABPHE!
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 InstituteThe 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 InstituteThe Honorable Reby Cary Staff Development Institute will convene during the conference to include leadership development, mentoring and additional networking opportunities.
Student InstitutesThe 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
This year, TABPHE will offer various formats to engage participants throughout the conference.
Please review the information below to indicate the developmental track(s) in which your session would fit. Assigning at least one track to each session will allow attendees to quickly identify sessions that are applicable to their work.