Donald D. Gehring Academy

ASCA's Premiere Educational Event

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The ASCA Donald D. Gehring Academy for Student Conduct Administration is an intensive program designed for participants to learn through a competency-based model. The academy consists of multiple tracks designed for specific training needs, and topics will be announced early November.

The 2020 Donald D. Gehring Academy will take place from July 23-27, 2020, at the Marriott City Center in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. The event will kick off with a welcome and opening reception Thursday evening at 6 p.m. and track sessions will run Friday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

2020 Gehring Academy Chair

Bonnie Taylor serves as an Associate Dean of Students and Director of the Office of Student Integrity at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA. The Office of Student Integrity (OSI) oversees the Non- Academic and Academic Misconduct process, educational outreach for community standards, as well as joint responsibility for Title IX case resolution. Prior to joining the yellow jacket community in 2015, Bonnie worked at Georgia State University as a Coordinator for Student Conduct and Tusculum College as the Senior Student Life Coordinator.


Bonnie has over 13 years of progressive experience in student affairs in the areas of student conduct, advising student organizations, multicultural education, housing and residence life, student activities, first year student transition,  training student conduct boards,  student leadership development, and mentoring graduate students. She is a member of ASCA, NASPA, and SACSA, where she is actively involved in service to various committees. She is a two- time Gehring Academy attendee, Mid- Level and Senior-Level tracks.


Bonnie holds a BA in Speech Communication from Muskingum University, MA in Business Administration from King University and is currently a doctoral candidate at East Tennessee State University.


2020 Gehring Academy Assistant 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.