Start Date: 5/12/2020 2:00 PM EDT
End Date: 5/12/2020 3:00 PM EDT
In the coming weeks and months, if not already, many colleges and universities will be scrutinizing their budgets to determine the essential functions of the institution. We serve students, staff, and faculty on the campus and it is imperative to articulate the important role that student conduct professionals play in the safety, compliance, and integrity of the institution.
This webinar will be broken into two parts:
Dr. Patience Bryant
- What current conduct professionals are doing to address these functions
- Q&A to answer participant questions
is the Director for Student Conduct and Ethical Development at California State University, Long Beach, where she oversaw the creation and implementation of the university's first restorative justice program: W.A.V.E (Welcoming Accountable Voices & Education) and serves as the university's chief judicial officer. Dr. Bryant holds as Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from Nova Southeastern University and previously worked at the University of Mississippi and Texas A&M University-Commerce where she led the introduction of restorative justice into their traditional student conduct processes. Dr. Bryant was featured as a contributing author in the ACUHO-I/ASCA collaborative book Conduct and Community: Residence Life Practitioners Guide
and as a contributing author in the Student Conduct Practice
(2nd Ed.) book. Dr. Bryant has served as a track coordinator and faculty member for the Donald D. Gehring Academy and currently serves as the Director of Education on the ASCA Board of Directors.
is the current Assistant Director for Student Rights and Responsibilities, University of Texas, Rio Grand Valley, where she has served for four years. As a member of the university's administration she works to manage student conduct and ensure the safegty and security of all students, staff, and faculty at the institution. Hughes also serves UTRGV's campus as a part-time faculty adjunct for master's students, teaching classes on cultural humility and competencies. Hughes received her bachelor's degree in biology from Mercer University in Macon, Ga, her master's degree in Educational Leadership and Administration at the University of South Alabama, and is currently working on her dissertation as a doctoral student at UTRGV. Prior to working in student judicial affairs, Hughes served campus communities in areas such as housing and residence life, student accessibility services, and diversity and inclusion. In her own words: "I may not be able ot change the world, but if I can positively impact and change one person's world-- then I have done enough."