The Director/Senior Conduct Officer track is a four-day intensive focused on advanced issues and topics germane to today’s leaders in student conduct. This track is most relevant for Chief Conduct Administrators, Dean of Students, SSAOs, and others who already have multiple years of experience in student conduct. The track will utilize brief lectures on advanced topic areas, but will focus on small group activities, seminar, and case studies. Topics include: campus protests, mental health, online / digital behavior, assessment, sexual misconduct, working with minors, free speech, campus climate, supervision, social media, policy and compliance, etc.
Adam Jussel: Track Coordinator– serves as the Dean of Students for University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Before UWM, Adam was the Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Student Conduct/Community Standards at Washington State University. He previously represented WSU as an assistant attorney general, and has a certification in higher education law and policy from NASPA Adam served as a faculty member for the Foundations Track at the 2018 Gehring Academy, and has been fortunate to speak at a number of conferences about how to better serve students, including the National Conference on Law and Higher Education, University of Vermont Legal Issues Conference, the National Conference on Campus Sexual Assault and Violence. Adam was also a member of NASPA’s Culture of Respect CORE Constructs Advisory Board. Adam received his juris doctorate from Seattle University and his Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems from California Lutheran University.
Cathy was the Director of Community Standards for the University of Connecticut for over 13 years. She oversaw and managed the student conduct process and behavioral intervention programs for the University. She also chaired the Student Care Team (threat assessment). Cathy Cocks has been a student affairs professional for over thirty years. Cathy was the Director of Community Standards for the University of Connecticut for over 13 years. She oversaw and managed the student conduct process and behavioral intervention programs for the University. She was also the chair of the Student Care Team. Prior to that, she held several positions within Residential Life at the University of Connecticut and at Roger Williams University.
She has also been a faculty member for ASCA’s Donald D. Gehring Academy. She was the 2015 recipient of ASCA’s Donald D. Gehring Award. She is a past recipient of the NASPA Region I Mid-Level Student Affairs Professional Award and the NASPA Region I Continuous Service Award.
She served in a variety of roles in the University’s Higher Education and Student Affairs Master’s program which included teaching “The Law, Ethics, and Decision-Making in Student Affairs”.
She earned her Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Connecticut and Bachelor’s degree in Communications/Media from Fitchburg State University.