Over the years, I made professional presentations related to many issues in Student Development, including: legal issues, mental health, risk management, FERPA, HIPPA, sexual assualt, hazing and student judicial affairs. I was involved with the Association for Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges and Universities (ASACCU).
Student Development Presentations
Co-Presenter, "Current Legal Issues Pertaining to Private Universities," presented with Lisa L. Kirkpatrick (Dean of Students, St. Edward's University), at the University of North Texas as part of the 18th Annual Texas Higher Education Law Conference.
Denton, Texas, March 24, 2014. • PRESENTATION POWERPOINT
Presenter, "Excellence in Student Development Practice Within a Catholic, Marianist Context," at the Student Development Division Retreat, the AT&T Center, St. Mary's University.
San Antonio, Texas, May 15, 2013.
Co-Presenter, "Current Legal Issues Pertaining to Private Universities," presented with Lisa L. Kirkpatrick (Dean of Students, St. Edward's University), at the University of North Texas as part of the 14th Annual Texas Higher Education Law Conference.
Denton, Texas, March 29, 2010.
Co-presenter, "Rights and Responsibilities at Catholic Colleges and Universities: Reviewing Canon Law, Codes of Conduct, and Consciences," with Msgr. Robert S. Meyer, J.D. (Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, Seton Hall University) at the 2010 ASACCU Conference hosted by the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University.
Saint Joseph, Minnesota, July 28-31, 2010.
Co-presenter, "A Spirituality of Work for Student Development Professionals," with Daniel Luby, S.T.D. (Tschoepe Chair of Homiletics, University of Dallas) at the 2009 ASACCU Conference hosted by Siena College.
Loudonville, New York, July 30, 2009.
Presenter, "Civic Engagement Grounded in Catholic Social Teaching," at the 2008 ASACCU Conference hosted by Villanova University.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 25, 2008.
Co-Presenter. Capital Crimes, Chew’d, Swallow’d and Digested: Advanced
Problems in Student Affairs, presented at the Fall Conference of the Texas Association of College and University Student Personnel Administrators (TACUSPA). The topic was the legal and ethical treatment of students who commit crimes because of mental illness.
San Antonio, Texas, October 9, 2001.
Presenter. The Civil Law Implications of Ex Corde Ecclesiae, at the 45th Annual Conference of the Education Law Association.
Chicago, Illinois, November 4 - 6, 1999.
Co-Presenter, Current Legal Issues, with Judy M. Geelhoed, Director of Service Learning, and Karen Johnson, the Dean of Students, at the Annual Dean’s Retreat, sponsored by Janet Dizinno, Ph.D., the Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Topics included: the Americans with Disabilities Act; the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act; the University Grievance Policy; the University Emergency Procedures; and Liability Issues for Off-Campus Events. Held at St. Mary’s University.
San Antonio, Texas, September 25, 1999.
Co-Presenter. Legal Issues Involved in Taking Your Students Around the Block and Around the World, presented at the 1999 TACUSPA Summer Legal Conference with Judy M. Geelhoed. This was an overview of legal liability issues when working with students.
San Antonio, Texas, June 6 - 8, 1999.
Co-Presenter. Current Legal Issues for Private Colleges and Universities, with Tom Jackson, Ed.D., Dean of Students, McMurry University, at the 3rd Annual Texas Higher Education Law Conference, University of North Texas.
Denton, Texas, May 4, 1999.
Presenter. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, presented at the 1998 TACUSPA Summer Legal Conference. This was an overview of FERPA (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99).
Abilene, Texas, June 7 - 9, 1998.
Co-Presenter, Preventing Sexual Assualt and Other Violence in Greek Systems, presented with Mary Wynn, the Director of the San Antonio Rape Crisis Center. The address was part of the Greek Life Week at the University of Texas at San Antonio, and was sponsored by the Inter-Fraternity Council, the Panhellenic Council, and the UTSA Student Affairs Office. We discussed issues involved in sexual assaults, such as alcohol, vitiation of consent, legal definitions and consequences. The event was held at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
San Antonio, Texas, April 1, 1998.
Presenter & Co-sponsor, Greek Convocation on Risk Management. This event was sponsored by the Greek Life Team of St. Mary’s University, which consists of the Advisors, the Presidents of the Greek Sorority Council and the Inter-Fraternity Council. This three part event included: "Greek Life 101," a training program for new members; the Dean’s Roundtable, a monthly dinner and update session for chapter presidents; and a lecture by Judge Mitch Crane, a nationally recognized expert on hazing, who spoke on risk management issues for fraternities and sororities. My presentation was titled: Texas Hazing Laws and the Principles of Risk Management, which was presented as part of the "Greek Life 101" training program. The event was held at St. Mary’s University.
San Antonio, Texas, March 8, 1998.
Presenter, Search and Seizure Issues in Residence Halls, training session for Residence Life staff, panel discussion with Karen Johnson, Dean of Students, and Lisa McDougle, Director of Residence Life. This presentation, and question & answer session, was held at St. Mary’s University.
San Antonio, Texas, January 6, 1998.
Presenter, Texas Hazing Laws and the Principles of Risk Management, presented as part of the Greek orientation seminar "Greek Life 101," a training program for new members of fraternities and sororities, held at St. Mary’s University.
San Antonio, Texas, September 27, 1997.
Presenter, Ethics in Student Affairs Administration, presented as part of the Resident Assistant Training Program. The address focused on ethical issues in student development theory, and was held at St. Mary’s University.
San Antonio, Texas, August 18, 1997.
Co-Presenter, Judicial Issues in Residence Life, presented with Karen Johnson, Dean of Students, St. Mary's University, as part of the Residence Life Training. The event was held at St. Mary's University.
San Antonio, Texas, July 23, 1996.