“Meeting Today’s Challenges in Higher Education”

Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA – Thursday, May 24, 2018

Event Details
“Meeting Today’s Challenges in Higher Education” is a one day event that will bring together a diverse group of professionals from the areas of law, higher education, finance, communications, and security to discuss solutions to pressing issues facing colleges and universities.  
8:00 am- 8:25 am - Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:25 am- 8:30 am - Introductions 
  • Jim Newberry, Leader Higher Education Team - Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
8:30 am – 9:30 am - Financial Implications for Higher Education
  • Eugene J. Logan, CPA and Shareholder – Schneider Downs 
  • Sarah R. Piot, CPA – Schneider Downs 
  • Melissa Watkins – Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
9:30 am – 9:45 am - Break
9:45 am- 10:45 am - Mental Health Issues: Accommodations At-Home and Abroad
  • Dr. Dana Baer, Provost, Professor of Criminal Justice – Waynesburg University      
  • Eva Chatterjee-Sutton – VP & Dean of Student Life – Washington & Jefferson College
  • Julie Moore - Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
  • Sarah Quinn - Steptoe & Johnson PLLC                             
10:45 am- 11:00 am - Break
11:00 am – 12:30 pm - Campus Investigations and the “Me Too” Movement
  • Zachary Bombatch – Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
  • Marcia DePaula – Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
  • William Hickman, President and CEO – CSI Corporate Security and Investigations
  • Carllos Lassiter, VP for Student Affairs & Dean of Students – Westminster College
  • Teresa Valerio Parrot –  TVP Communications
  • Elizabeth Rosemeyer, Title IX Coordinator – Point Park University
12:30 pm-1:30 pm - Lunch and Keynote Presentation 
  • James Mullen, President - Allegheny College
How To Register

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Event Venue

Westin Convention Center
1000 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA, 15222

About the Higher Education Team

Steptoe & Johnson Higher Education Team attorneys have held leadership positions at both colleges and universities or served as members of governing boards at the state and institutional level. With substantial experience and knowledge, our higher education attorneys understand the challenges college and university leaders face, and strive to provide groundbreaking solutions.


With new technological developments, aging infrastructures, and enhanced regulatory and policy concerns, the landscape of higher education is undergoing significant changes. Higher education leaders predict that many institutions will cease to exist unless their current business models are altered.


As higher education institutions operate under strict guidelines, our attorneys understand how imperative it is to remain up-to-date on continually evolving policies and principles.