10:00am – 4:00pm | June 10, 2019

Senior Leaders Summit

Cutting-edge Insights and Strategies Designed Exclusively for Student Affairs Vice Presidents, Associate Vice Presidents, and Deans in Higher Education

The EVERFI Senior Leaders Summit is a one-day learning and networking  experience designed exclusively for chief student affairs officers charged with addressing many of the most complex issues facing higher education leaders today: substance misuse and abuse; sexual assault and harassment; mental well-being; and diversity and inclusion.

Participants in this inaugural event will engage with national experts and explore together current trends and research insights critical to understanding and responding to the health, wellness, and safety needs of today’s college students. Through directed discussions highlighting key campus challenges, the Senior Leaders Summit will enable you to develop a more strategic, effective, and transformational approach to ensure your students can thrive on campus and beyond.

Program Agenda

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Opening Remarks

Craig Chanoff, President of Higher Education, EVERFI

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Round Table 1 - New Perspectives on Old Challenges

Alcohol & Other Drug | Sexual Assault

Too often, dated assumptions on student drinking and sexual behaviors lead to misaligned strategies and ineffective prevention approaches. Equipped with new insights on the healthy trends of today’s students, innovative approaches to garnering resources, and fresh perspectives on campus and community collaborations, student affairs leaders can make transformative progress on age-old challenges that continue to undermine student success, engagement, and retention.


  • Rob Hradsky, Senior Associate Vice President for the Student Experience and Dean of Students, Syracuse University
  • Darlene Johnson, Associate Director, Office on Violence Against Women
  • Holly Rider-Milkovich, Senior Director of Impact & Education, EVERFI
  • Kimberley Timpf, Senior Director of Impact & Education, EVERFI
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch Keynote

The challenges facing higher education leaders may be more visible and prominent than ever, but they’re often not unprecedented. The historical roots of student affairs—from in loco parentis to student development theory—continue to have relevance as leaders grapple with long-standing challenges across new generations of learners. Dr. Heidi Leming, John Jones Award-winner for Outstanding Performance as a Senior Student Affairs Officer, will explore the most pressing issues facing higher education today and guide student affairs leaders on a path back to the fundamentals of the profession.


  • Dr. Heidi Leming, Vice Chancellor for Student Success at the Tennessee Board of Regents
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Round Table 2 - Elevating Emerging Issues

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion | Mental Health

Today’s student affairs leaders are faced with two paradoxes: 1) our campuses are becoming increasingly diverse, yet we are failing to create the inclusive environments necessary for marginalized students to thrive; and, 2) counseling center staffing is at an all time high, yet students face increasing mental health challenges and growing wait times. System-wide buy-in and upstream, population-level strategies are necessary to get ahead of these emerging challenges.


  • Stephanie Helms-Pickett, Associate Vice Provost for Diversity Engagement, Training and Education, North Carolina State University
  • Erin McClintock, Senior Director of Impact & Education, EVERFI
  • John MacPhee, Executive Director & CEO, The Jed Foundation
  • Sofia B. Pertuz, Senior Advisor, JED Campus and Diversity & Inclusion
  • Rob Buelow, Vice President of Impact & Education, EVERFI
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Networking Break

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Round Table 3 - Ethical Leadership in the Academic Workplace

Workplace culture has become a top priority for student affairs leaders in the midst of unprecedented activism that is demanding changes to organizational practices and increased accountability. Join former EEOC advisor and SHRM General Counsel Elizabeth Bille as she explores the challenges and opportunities around creating safe, inclusive, and respectful workplace environments.


3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Closing Remarks

Event Venue

  • Renaissance Nashville Hotel
    611 Commerce Street
    Nashville, TN 37203
  • events@everfi.com
  • (615) 255-8400

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Room Rate: $234

Available until May 20th

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