Mid-Manager’s Institute: 5 Years Later

Five years ago I completed the 2014 NASPA Region III/SACSA Mid-Manager’s Institute at Texas Christian University. The Mid-Manager’s Institute (MMI) is a focused and unique professional development experience that offers an opportunity for mid-level professionals to enhance and develop the skills, relationships, and dispositions that distinguish them in the profession and enables them to make more…

In Honor of Life Partners

Success is often built on many tough lessons and extraordinary victories. We often look at social media to assess someone’s success, happiness, and perseverance without knowing the many prayers, moments of uncertainty, and steps of faith they took to reach those points. Unfortunately, another pillar of success that is often overlooked is the incredible support…

Tidying Up Your Personal Life

How you watched Netflix’s latest viral hit, Tidying Up? I’ll admit I’ve watched a few episodes and have admired another great example of someone packaging and redistributing things that we already know. Although that may sound like a snarky thing to say, I’m sure you’ve read or participated in some type of personal or professional…

50% of Every Relationship is 100% You: Tips for New Professionals

Last week I had the honor of participating on a panel that spoke to a group of student affairs in higher education master’s students about professional development. As I reflected on my own experience and the advice shared by my amazing colleagues, I realized that it doesn’t matter how long you are in this field,…