2020 Schedule

 

Chappel Bell Photo


APRIL 22

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Check-in
Courtyard Starkville MSU at The Mill

6:00 p.m.
Concert, Dinner & VIP Experience - 38 Special and The Molly Ringwalds
MSU Amphitheater
 

Union Photo


APRIL 23

The 2020 MSU Legal Issues Conference will take place in the Colvard Student Union.

7:45 - 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
Old Main Lounge, Colvard Student Union

8:30 a.m.
Conference Welcome & Announcements
Foster Ballroom M & S, Colvard Student Union
          Cat Walker, Ph.D., Dean of Students
          Mississippi State University

8:45 - 10:15 a.m.
A Collision Course: Title IX and the OCR, Congress and the Courts
Foster Ballroom M & S, Colvard Student Union

W. Scott Lewis, J.D., Partner
National Center for Higher Education Risk Management (NCHERM)

10:30 - Noon
Current Issues in Campus Threat Assessment
Foster Ballroom M & S, Colvard Student Union

Marisa R. Randazzo, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer and Founder
SIGMA Threat Management Associates, LLC

Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch & Networking

Foster Ballroom U, Colvard Student Union

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Concurrent I

Integrating Campus Threat Assessment and Title IX/VAWA Investigations
Room 328, Colvard Student Union

Marisa R. Randazzo, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer and Founder
SIGMA Threat Management Associates, LLC

NCAA Academic Misconduct Cases: Collaboration with Student Affairs and Related Campus Entities
Room 329, Colvard Student Union

Bracky Brett, Executive Sr. Associate Athletic Director for Compliance
Mississippi State University

Avoiding Lawyers, HR Generalists, and Other Potentially Unpleasant Characters
Room 330, Colvard Student Union

Charlie Winfield, J.D., Attorney at Law
The Winfield Law Firm, P.A.

Due Process Update
Fowlkes Auditorium (3rd floor), Colvard Student Union

Will Creeley, J.D., Senior Vice President of Legal and Public Advocacy
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE)

2:30 - 2:45 p.m.
Break

2:45 - 3:45 p.m.
Concurrent Session II

Case Management Challenges in Campus Threat Assessment
Room 328, Colvard Student Union

Marisa R. Randazzo, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer and Founder
SIGMA Threat Management Associates, LLC

Town Hall Review and Q&A
Room 329, Colvard Student Union

W. Scott Lewis, J.D., Partner
National Center for Higher Education Risk Management (NCHERM)

High End Accommodations: Handling Tough Disability Accommodation Scenarios
Room 330, Colvard Student Union

Brett Harvey, J.D., Director of Title IX and EEO Programs
Mississippi State University

Demystifying the Search Firm Experience: A Practical Guide to Higher Education Searches in the New Millennium
Fowlkes Auditorium (3rd floor), Colvard Student Union

Scott Derrick, M.Ed., Search Associate

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Concurrent Session III

Legal Issues from the Perspective of the Vice President (or Senior) Student Affairs Officer Role: A Roundtable Discussion
Whittington Boardroom (2nd floor), Colvard Student Union

Regina Young Hyatt, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Affairs
Mississippi State University

Mental Health: What is our responsibility to meet the needs of our students?
Room 329, Colvard Student Union

Sirena Cantrell, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students
The University of Southern Mississippi

Title IX: Then and Now
Room 330, Colvard Student Union

Melissa Graham, Ph.D., Assistant Dean of Students & Director, Student Rights and Responsibilities
University of South Florida

First Amendment and Free Speech Update
Fowlkes Auditorium (3rd floor), Colvard Student Union

Will Creeley, J.D., Senior Vice President of Legal and Public Advocacy
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE)

5:00 p.m.
Time on your own

6:30 p.m.
Dinner Social - Upstairs at Tyler (downtown Starkville)
 

Photo of statue outside of the library


APRIL 24

8:00 – 8:45 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

Old Main Lounge, Colvard Student Union

8:45 - 10:15 a.m.
How much CARE is not enough or too much? BIT, the Courts and Trends.
Foster Ballroom M & S, Colvard Student Union

W. Scott Lewis, J.D., Partner
National Center for Higher Education Risk Management (NCHERM)

10:30 a.m. -  Noon
Year in Review: Bias Response Teams, International Students, Political Speech, Executive Orders, and More 
Foster Ballroom M & S, Colvard Student Union

Will Creeley, J.D., Senior Vice President of Legal and Public Advocacy
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE)

Conference adjourns