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Trustee and Executive Leadership Conference (TELC)
Camden on the Lake
2359 Bittersweet Road
Lake Ozarks, MO 65049

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019 to Friday, May 24, 2019
Category: Professional Development

Join us May 22-24, 2019 at Lake Ozark for MCCA's annual Trustee and Executive Leadership Conference (TELC). Your participation in the annual conference will strengthen the skills and knowledge required to lead your colleges and be accountable to your communities. Conference speakers and sessions will explore student success, fiscal responsibility, educational trends, effective trusteeship, and the complexity of the policy landscape faced by our institutions.

Venue Information

Camden on the Lake Resort 
2359 Bittersweet Road
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Hotel Information

Hotel accommodations are available at Camden on the Lake Resort. Reservations will be accepted beginning on March 13, 2019. The special room rate ($130–$160) is available until 5 p.m. on April 23, or until the block is sold-out, whichever comes first. More information is available via the online registration form.

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities

Whether you want to elevate your visibility with additional on-site signage opportunities and digital advertisements or use your attendance to connect one-on-one, MCCA has a variety of sponsorship opportunities available at all of our professional development events. Additionally, having a physical presence at our events is your best bet for stewarding your most loyal clients and engaging your prospects. Exhibiting is a low-cost option with high-level rewards.


Wednesday, May 22
Noon – 3:00 p.m. Chief Academic Officers Meeting│Shawnee Bend
Noon – 3:00 p.m. P/C Council Meeting│Gravois Room
Noon – 3:00 p.m. Trustees Meeting│Grand Glaize Room
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.   Reception │Harbor Ballroom
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.    Dinner │Harbor Ballroom
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.   Following dinner: viewing of “Most Likely to Succeed,” from Director Greg Whiteley (Last Chance U, Mitt,) and Executive Producer Ted Dintersmith
Thursday, May 24
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.      Breakfast│Osage Room
Breakfast will be served buffet-style. This is an opportunity for casual networking with colleagues from across the state.  
Sponsored by Thomas P. Miller and Associates
9:15 a.m.             Welcome│Grand Glaize Room
Brian Millner, President of Missouri Community College Association 
9:30–10:15 a.m.  Lessons Learned │Grand Glaize Room               
Dr. Barbara Kavalier, President, St. Charles Community College
10:30 – 12:15 p.m. SWOT Analysis │Grand Glaize Room
Facilitator: Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner, President and CEO, Phi Theta Kapp
12:15 – 1:15 p.m.Lunch │Osage Room
Sponsored by: 180 Skills
1:30 – 2:15              Entrepreneurial Initiatives │Grand Glaize Room
The Community College of the Future 
Presenter: Dr. Jeff Pittman, Chancellor, St. Louis Community College
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.       Looking Ahead │Grand Glaize Room
Strategic planning session and assessment
Facilitator: Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.       Reception│Chill Bar (weather permitting) │Osage Room if raining
Join your colleagues for an informal reception at the Chili Bar. Each attendee will receive complimentary drink tickets, so enjoy some casual conversation before you head out to dinner.
Dinner on your own
Friday, May 24
8 - 9:00 a.m.             Breakfast│Osage Room
Breakfast will be served buffet-style. This is an opportunity for casual networking with colleagues from across the state.  
Sponsored by: Performance Services
9:00 a.m.                 Good morning and Welcome │Grand Glaize Room
Kalynn Ramsey, Director of Membership Engagement and Professional Development 
9 - 9:55 a.m.           Legislative Update │Grand Glaize Room
Brian Millner, President and CEO, MCCA
Chris Roepe and Erika Leonard, Bardgett and Associates
Ryan McKenna, Government and Community Relations Liaison, St. Louis Community College
9:55 - 11:00 a.m.      Legislative Planning/Advocacy Session│Grand Glaize Room
11:00 a.m.                Adjournment 


If you have any questions, contact Kalynn Ramsey, Director, Member Engagement and Professional Development, [email protected].

Event Partners and Sponsors

Central Methodist University 




Contact: Debbie Cheshire, 573.634.8787