Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, October 2

7:45 am - 2:30 pm (shotgun start at 9:00 a.m.)
Golf Tournament at Slick Rock Golf Course at Horseshoe Bay Resort
Overall tournament sponsored by Cengage Learning. Lunch sponsored by McGraw-Hill. 1st Place Team sponsored by Wolter Kluwer-Lippincott Williams

12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

5:00 - 6:00 pm
Invitation Only PAC Contributor Cocktail Party
All PAC contributors are welcome to attend! Donations of at least $50 or more may be made at the door to attend.

6:30-9:00 pm
Exhibitors Opening Reception 
Meet and Greet Candidates for Board Election
Sponsored by The Ocean Corporation.

Thursday, October 3

7:00 am
Registration Opens
Attendee badges sponsored by Diamond D. Attendee bags sponsored by Pearson. Official survey provider: Wonderlic.

7:30 - 8:30 am
Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors  Sponsored by Ritzert Leyton PC.

8:30 - 9:45 am
Opening Remarks and Keynote Speaker Fred Lockhart, Arizona Private School Association
Mary Cano, Chair, CCST and Jerry Valdez, Executive Director, CCST
Keynote speaker sponsored by Pearson. 

9:45 - 10:00 a.m.
Morning Break in Exhibit Hall 
Sponsored by Cengage Learning. 

10:00 - 11:30 am 
Breakout Sessions (see session descriptions)
Sponsored by Ritzert Leyton PC and Western Technical College. 

  • Academics/Instructional: Best Customer Service Practices with Veterans Panel
  • Career/Student Services: Best Job Placemenet Practices Panel
  • Administrative/Management: Bettering Your Best: Mitigating Risk and Achieving a Compliance Culture
  • Admissions/Financial Aid: Student Success: From Admissions to Financial Aid 

11:30 am - 1:00 pm 
Lunch and CCST Awards of Distinction
Annual Business Meeting and Board Elections – Ballots Distributed
Sponsored by Salmon Sims Thomas. 

1:00 – 2:30 pm
Breakout Sessions (see session descriptions)
Sponsored by ITT Technical Institute and Western Technical College. 

  • Academics/Instructional: Instructional Best Practices: Implementing the Right Solution
  • Career/Student Services: Accreditation as a Blueprint for Institutional Success
  • Administrative/Management: How to Prepare, Implement and Sustain an Emergency Preparation Plan
  • Admissions/Financial Aid: Accelerating Campus Success with Finance and Admission Teams
  • 2:30 - 3:00 pm 
    Afternoon Break in Exhibit Hall

    3:00 - 3:30 pm
    Prize Drawings in Exhibit Hall

    3:30 – 5:00 pm
    Breakout Sessions (see session descriptions)
    Sponsored by ITT Technical Institute, Ritzert Leyton PC and The Ocean Corporation. 

  • Academics/Instructional: Four Keys to a Successful Classroom: Unlocking a Culture of Success
  • Career/Student Services: The Five Career Secrets of the Wild Card
  • Administrative/Management: Get Up to Speed: Hot Button Legislative and Regulatory Issues
  • Admissions/Financial Aid: Accelerating Your Admissions Success Through Financial Aid
  • 7:00 - 11:00 pm 
    Chairman’s Reception and Dinner, Announcement of New Board
    PAC Silent and Live Auctions
    Dinner sponsored by McGraw-Hill. Live Band/Dancing sponsored by Campus Management. 

    Friday, October 4

    9:00 – 10:00 am
    Larry Gilbert Memorial PAC Breakfast and Legislative Update
    from Jerry Valdez, CCST Executive Director
    Sponsored by The Ocean Corporation. 

    10:00 - 11:00 am
    Regulatory Panel: TWC, THECB, TDLR and Board of Nursing

    10:00 - 11:30 am
    Breakout Sessions (see session descriptions)

  • Academics/Instructional: Externship Best Practices: How to Improve Employment Outcomes
  • Career/Student Services: Increase Your Job Placement Rates Now with Emerging Technology
  • Administrative/Management: Thinking Differently as a Best Practice
  • Admissions/Financial Aid: How to Create a Fun and Energetic Campus 
  • 11:00 am - Noon 
    Accreditation Panel: ACCSC and ACICS

    12:15 - 1:45 pm
    Board Meeting