A Discussion with The Higher Education Compliance Alliance

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An Introduction to the Higher Education Compliance Alliance www.higheredcompliance.org

Higher education professionals are impacted by hundreds of federal laws and regulations - compliance issues are a critical priority on college campuses - and present a number of challenges. As the list of laws and regulations grows, so does the need for higher education associations to aggregate their efforts to help administrators manage their compliance obligations.

Comprised of more than 29 associations, the Higher Education Compliance Alliance provides a centralized repository of information and resources for compliance with federal laws and regulations that affect colleges and universities, broken down by topical area.

This webinar will introduce attendees to the Compliance Alliance website (www.higheredcompliance.org), and address topics including:

There will also be time provided at the end of the webinar for Q & A. Registration for the live session is limited to the first 200 individuals determined on a first come basis. The archive will be available 30 min after the conclusion of the live session.


Josh Dermott
Associate Director of Legal Resources, NACUA

Josh Dermott is the Associate Director of Legal Resources at NACUA, and joined the NACUA staff in November 2010. His responsibilities include drafting, editing and publishing concise summaries of legal developments in higher education law; maintaining, editing and updating NACUAs extensive library of legal resources; coordinating cooperative programming with other legal and higher education associations; coordinating resources and programming related to higher education compliance issues, including the Higher Education Compliance Alliance (www.higheredcompliance.org); NACUAs outreach to government agencies; and serving as a liaison to the NACUANOTES Editorial Board and the Editorial Board of The Journal of College and University Law.

Prior to joining NACUA, Josh worked as an Associate at the Washington, DC office of Crowell & Moring, LLP where he represented a wide range of clients in matters related to international trade regulation, export controls, international arbitration and compliance. While at Crowell Moring, he co-authored and edited articles on the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act and civil litigation against terrorist states.

Josh earned his J.D. cum laude from American University and his B.A. magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame.

Brian A. Sponsler, Ed.D.
Vice President for Research and Policy, NASPA

Brian A. Sponsler, Ed.D. is Vice President for Research and Policy at NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. As a member of NASPAs executive team, he oversees the associations policy research portfolio and works to cultivate and maintain relationships with institutional partners, higher education researchers, and policy leaders. Brians research interests include college access for disenfranchised student populations, student development and success, college rankings, structural impediments to college-going, and policy adoption theory. His policy research work has been financially supported by the Lumina Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Kresge Foundation, among others. Brian is an elected member of the ASHE Council on Public Policy in Higher Education Executive Committee and is an active member of several professional higher education and policy research associations. Prior to joining NASPA, he worked at a leading higher education think tank and has held several campus-based positions in academic advising and athletics administration. He holds a doctorate in higher education administration from The George Washington University.

Quintina Conway
Assistant Director, Legislative Affairs, AACRAO

Quintina Conway has been with AACRAO for a collective four years, recently transferring to the Government Relations department. Ms. Conway holds a B.S. degree from Washington and Lee University and a M.S. degree from Virginia Commonwealth University.


David Hawkins
Director of Policy, NACAC

David Hawkins is Director of Public Policy and Research for the National Association for College Admission Counseling, a nonprofit organization that represents more than 11,000 high school counselors and college admission officers from across the country. David received his MA in Government from The College of William and Mary.

Additional Information

AACRAO Publications 
AACRAO offers a valuable library of resources on higher education issues. For a listing of our recent publications, please visit www.aacrao.org/publications.aspx.

Professional Development
AACRAO offers professional development opportunities through meetings and online courses. For more information, please visit www.aacrao.org/Professional-Development/future-meetings.aspx, or find out more about online courses atwww.aacrao.org/Professional-Development/online-courses.aspx.

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For questions about the webinar please contact AACRAO at webinar@aacrao.org or call 202-293-9161.