Legal Issues Conference

The Legal Issues Conference takes place throughout the Colvard Student Union on Mississippi State University's beautiful campus.

APRIL 26th

6:15 p.m.
Concert and VIP Tent
Amphitheater

APRIL 27th

7:15 – 8:15 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
Old Main Lounge, Colvard Student Union
8:15 a.m.
Conference Welcome & Announcements
Foster Ballroom M & S, Colvard Student Union
Regina Hyatt, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Affairs
Thomas Bourgeois, Ph.D., Dean of Students
Mississippi State University
8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Timely Warnings and Sexual Assaults
Foster Ballroom M & S, Colvard Student Union
Abigail Boyer, M.S., Associate Executive Director of Programs
The Clery Center
10:15 – 11:45 a.m.
Free Speech and the Rise of Advocacy on Campus
Foster Ballroom M & S, Colvard Student Union
Peter Lake, J.D., Professor of Law, Charles A. Dana Chair, and Director of the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy
Stetson University College of Law
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch and Networking
Foster Ballroom U, Colvard Student Union
1:00 – 2:15 p.m.
Concurrent Session I
  1. Radicalization Risk Rubric R3: An Exploration of the Risk Factors, Protective Factors and Underlying Motivations Related to Terrorism and Radicalization of College Students
    Room 328, Colvard Student Union
    Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D., Senior Executive Vice President for Professional Program Development
    The NCHERM Group, LLC
  2. Crisis Action Teams: A University-Wide Response
    Room 329, Colvard Student Union
    Regina Young-Hyatt, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Affairs
    Brent Crocker, M.S., Emergency Manager
    Mississippi State University
  3. Essential Pieces of an Institutional Title IX Program
    Room 330, Colvard Student Union
    Melissa Nunn, M.S., Title IX Coordinator
    University of Florida
  4. Unpacking Required Reporting: Strategies for Training Campus Security Authorities and Responsible Employees
    Fowlkes Auditorium (3rd floor), Colvard Student Union
    Abigail Boyer, M.S., Associate Executive Director of Programs
    The Clery Center
2:30 – 3:45 p.m.
Concurrent Session II
  1. Assessment and Intervention: Detecting Deception and Assessing Truthfulness with the Violent, Dangerous or Suicidal Student
    Room 328, Colvard Student Union
    Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D., Senior Executive Vice President for Professional Program Development
    The NCHERM Group, LLC
  2. Access and Accommodation: Current Issues in Disability Compliance
    Room 329, Colvard Student Union
    Brett Harvey, J.D., Director, Title IX & EEO Programs
    Mississippi State University
  3. The Four Corners of Title IX Compliance in Light of Potential Changes in Interpretation and Enforcement
    Room 330, Colvard Student Union
    Peter Lake, J.D., Professor of Law, Charles A. Dana Chair and Director, and Director of the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy
    Stetson University College of Law
  4. International Students on Campus: Responding Effectively to Their Mental Health Needs
    Fowlkes Auditorium (3rd floor), Colvard Student Union
    Sirena Cantrell, M.S., Dean of Students & Title IX Coordinator
    Mississippi University for Women
4:00 – 5:15 p.m.
Concurrent Session III
  1. Violence Risk Assessment of the Written Word (VRAW2)
    Room 328, Colvard Student Union
    Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D., Senior Executive Vice President for Professional Program Development
    The NCHERM Group, LLC
  2. F.E.R.P.A. Popcorn
    Room 329, Colvard Student Union
    Tabor Mullen, M.S., Associate Dean of Students
    Joy Graves, J.D., University Compliance Officer
    Mississippi State University
  3. The Importance of Student Success
    Room 330, Colvard Student Union
    Jim Hundrieser, Ph.D., Associate Managing Principal
    AGB Institutional Strategies
  4. Handbook Highlights: How the 2016 Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting Influences Clery Compliance Practices
    Fowlkes Auditorium (3rd floor), Colvard Student Union
    Abigail Boyer, M.S., Associate Executive Director of Programs
    The Clery Center
5:15 p.m.
Time on your own
6:30 p.m.
Social
Upstairs, Mugshots Grill & Bar
Heavy appetizers provided

APRIL 28th

8:00 – 8:45 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
Old Main Lounge, Colvard Student Union
8:45 – 9:30 a.m.
Welcoming Generation Z!
Foster Ballroom M & S, Colvard Student Union
Jim Hundrieser, Ph.D., Associate Managing Principal
AGB Institutional Strategies
9:45 – 11:00 a.m.
'Compliance University' in the New Federal Administration
Foster Ballroom M & S, Colvard Student Union
Peter Lake, J.D., Professor of Law, Charles A. Dana Chair, and Director of the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy
Stetson University College of Law
11:00 a.m.
Panel Discussion
Foster Ballroom M & S, Colvard Student Union
Available Speakers
Conference Adjourns immediately following panel discussion