Donald D. Gehring Academy Updates--

ASCA Gehring Academy to Remain Virtual for 2021

Thank you for your interest in the 2021 ASCA Donald D. Gehring Academy. For the health and safety of our members and attendees, the Gehring Academy will again be held in a virtual setting. Please mark your calendars for half-day sessions July 19-23, 2021.

Health and safety of our Gehring attendees is not merely related to the pandemic. Following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, ASCA acted quickly to denounce those actions and the racially unjust practices demonstrated in that area. In doing so, ASCA terminated its contract that would have taken the Gehring Academy to Minneapolis annually from 2020-2022.

ASCA remains committed to providing the high-quality content you’ve come to expect from the Academy experience. The planning team is prepared to build an engaging and interactive online classroom for the facilitation of tracks and the building of professional connections. 

We hope you will consider joining us online this year! 


2021 Gehring Academy Chair

Travis E. Overton of Nashville/Murfreesboro, Tenn., has been with Coastal Carolina University since July 2007. As vice president for executive initiatives/chief of staff, his duties include supervision of CHANT411, Information Technology Services, Scheduling and Event Services, Special Events and Title IX, as well as assisting the Office of the President with special projects.

Most recently serving as vice president of student rights and responsibilities/dean of students, Overton has worked in various areas of student affairs and is a member of the National Association for Presidential Assistants in Higher Education (NAPAHE), Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA) and Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA). He served as the 2017 ASCA Annual Conference chair.

2021 Gehring Academy Assistant Chair

Pam Malyk is the Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution (SCCR) at the University of Florida where her responsibilities include overseeing the student conduct and honor code processes and supervision of the SCCR team. In addition, Pam serves on the University’s Behavior Consultation Team and Emergency Operation Team, and has responsibilities in crisis response, policy development, and training. She earned both her Master’s degree and Bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut, and is currently working on a PhD in Higher Education at the University of Florida. Pam has worked professionally in Higher Education for 18 years in a number of roles related to student conduct and housing in the Northeast and Florida. Pam has been a member of the ASCA Board of Directors as Secretary and Parliamentarian, served as Conference Chair for the ASCA 2018 30th Annual Conference, and spent several years in various volunteer roles within the ASCA conference committee. Most recently, Pam is one of the authors of ASCA’s Knowledge and Skills project.