WELCOME • 1:00 P.M. – 1:15 P.M.
Welcome & Opening Remarks — Thomas Cline, Vice President and General Counsel, Northwestern University; 2014-2015 Chair, NACUA Board of Directors
2014-2015 State of the Association Address — Kathleen Curry Santora, President & Chief Executive Officer, NACUA
Overview of the Annual Conference Program — L. Lee Tyner Jr., General Counsel, University of Mississippi; Chair-Elect, NACUA Board of Directors; and Chair, 2014-2015 Committee on Program for the Annual Conference
OPENING PLENARY • 1:15 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.
sponsored by Husch Blackwell LLP
Jack Ford, an award-winning broadcast journalist and prominent trial attorney, will discuss the media and its often problematic coverage of high profile legal issues. He will examine the impact of social media, the 24-hour news cycle, and the increasing reliance on opinion as news on the practice of higher education law. Drawing on his current and former experience as CBS News Legal Analyst, NBC News Chief Legal Correspondent, and original anchor at the launch of Court TV, Mr. Ford will offer his advice and commentary on media best practices and potential pitfalls in the midst of high-profile legal issues on campus.