Peter F. Lake, professor of law and director of the Center for Higher Education Law and Policy at Stetson University College of Law, will be visiting UConn on October 20 and October 21. At 4:00 PM on Tuesday, October 20, Lake will be speaking at the Konover Auditorium in the Dodd Center about “Freedom of Speech in a Civil Society,” and will engage in a Q & A session with audience members.
On October 21, Lake will share his insight on higher education law and policy in a close knit session with current students of the UConn HESA Masters Program. We are grateful to have this level of interaction with a leader in the field!
Lake is an internationally-recognized expert on higher education law and policy and has been quoted or referred to in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Chicago Sun Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education, various reported legal decisions including the supreme courts of Virginia and Florida, and the most recent Restatement of the Law of Torts. He has appeared on major television networks such as ABC and CNN.
This academic year will be the final year at UConn for current Program Director, Dr. Sue Saunders, as she will be retiring in June 2016. Though all of us at HESA are sad to see Sue leave UConn, we are happy that she is doing what is best for her, and excited to see what else lies ahead! Though the news is bittersweet, Sue shares considerable gratitude for having the privilege of serving as a student affairs administrator and faculty member for 43 years.
Her career includes service as a program coordinator and faculty member in the College Student Affairs Administration Program at the University of Georgia. In addition to teaching and research positions, Dr. Saunders has served as the Dean of Student Affairs (CSAO) at Lycoming College (PA), as Dean of Students and as Executive Assistant to the President and Board of Trustees at Longwood University (VA), and in other administrative positions in Virginia, Georgia, and West Virginia. Her Ph.D. in counseling and student personnel services is from the University of Georgia. She is the author of more than 45 publications, including Supervising New Professionals in Student Affairs (2003) and Learning Through Supervised Practice in Student Affairs (2014), both written with colleagues from Virginia Tech and the University of Georgia. More information about Sue can be found here.
Though we would love to continue celebrating, Sue regularly reminds us that we’ve plenty of work left to do this academic year!