January 21, 2021 2-4pm ET

Student Mental Health During COVID: Telehealth, Licensure, and Responding to Students in Need

A November 2020 survey conducted by the American Council on Education revealed that student mental health was the most often identified concern among respondent college presidents.  As the nation’s colleges and universities grapple with a global pandemic and serious issues related to financial sustainability, student mental health topped the list, with COVID exacerbating anxiety and depression across all sectors of society, including the student population. In this 2-hour webinar, Kevin Kruger, President & CEO of NASPA will discuss the prevailing mental health concerns affecting college students as well as some of the modalities that campuses are using to address student mental health during the pandemic.  He will be joined by two NACUA member attorneys who will address: 

  • Expanding mental health services on campus,
  • State licensure issues,
  • Insurance, liability, and risk mitigation,
  • Leaves of absence and other tools for responding to students who present a risk of self-harm,
  • Tort liability.

Who Should Attend? 

This webinar will be of interest to inside and outside counsel to colleges and universities, as well as administrators including student affairs staff, student health staff, and disability services staff. 

Program Schedule

2:00 P.M. ET

I. Context

  • Where are we now?
  • Prevailing mental health concerns
  • Modalities for addressing student mental health during COVID-19

II. Prevention/Expanding Mental Health Services on Campus

  • State licensure issues
  • Insurance
  • Liability based on remote care
  • Risk Mitigation


IV. Distressed Students 

  • Mental Health Services Education
  • Leaves of Absence under the ADA and Rehabilitation Act
  • Legal Duty under Rosen, Nguyen, and Tang
  • Risk Mitigation

4:00 P.M. ET

V. Q&A


Dr. Kevin Kruger

Kevin Kruger

Dr. Kevin Kruger draws on more than 40 years of experience in higher education. Since 2012, he has served as president and CEO for NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.

Paul G. Lannon Jr.

Paul Lannon

Paul G. Lannon Jr. is a litigation attorney in Holland & Knight's Boston office and practices in the firm's Labor, Employment and Benefits Group. He is also past chair of the Non-Compete, Trade Secrets and ...

Hannah Ross

Hannah RossHannah Ross, currently General Counsel, Secretary of the Corporation and Chief of Staff of Middlebury College was appointed as Middlebury’s first General Counsel on...


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