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Crisis Management in Higher Education

April 25, 2014
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Please join Husch Blackwell for an informative program focusing on crisis management in higher education.


  • War Games: Navigating the world of social media for employee speech and student comments. How should an institution respond?
    Presenter: Hayley Hanson
  • Double Trouble: Title IX and the Clery Act: Dual compliance obligations for addressing the effects of high profile sexual violence on victims and the broader campus community.
    Presenter: Derek Teeter
  • All the President’s Men: Prepare to approach reports of misconduct in a way that strengthens your compliance efforts, mitigates crises, and avoids civil and criminal liability. Discuss legal requirements and get practical guidance illustrated by whistleblowing situations at higher education institutions.
    Presenter: Cynthia Cordes
  • Armageddon: A panel discussion of crises on campus and detailed explanation of the best approaches to solve the issues.
    Moderator: Maurice Watson
    • Bill Ojile, Sr. Vice President-Chief Legal & Administrative Officer, Alta Colleges, Inc., Westwood College
    • Kathy Walter-Mack, Chief of Staff, Metropolitan Community College
    • Susan Vernon-Devlin, Director of Public Relations Services, Massey Communications, Inc.
  • The Day After Tomorrow: Hot topics in higher education. Presenter: Hayley Hanson

Date & Time
Friday, April 25, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (CDT)
Lunch will be provided.

Husch Blackwell
4801 Main Street, Suite 1000
Kansas City, MO 64112

Satellite Locations
Interested in attending but can’t make it to Kansas City? There are six satellite locations where you will be able to participate in the program via video conference:

  • Austin, TX
  • Chicago, IL
  • Denver, CO
  • Omaha, NE
  • Springfield, MO
  • St. Louis, MO

Who Should Attend
College and university legal officers, general counsel, attorneys, presidents, deans, vice presidents and provosts

The program is complimentary; however, registration is required by April 18.

If you have questions, please contact Sue Heley at 816.983. 8794.

Continuing Education Credit
CLE credit is approved for Illinois - 4.75 hours, Missouri - 5.7 hours, Nebraska - 4.75 hours and Texas - 4.75 hours.  CLE Credit approval for Kansas and Colorado is pending.


Derek T. Teeter


Maurice A. Watson

Of Counsel