Jonathan R. Alger, J.D. - President, James Madison University
Debbie Osgood, Partner, Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose, Ltc.
Debbie Osgood, Partner, Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose, Ltc.
The Student Affairs Law Conference is an exciting event focusing on recent legal trends in higher education law and policy development and the needs of your campus.
Student affairs professional practice is affected daily by changing laws that require educators to stay at the forefront of a rapidly evolving legal and regulatory landscape. At this conference, expect to gain skills that will build upon your capacity to address pressing legal issues while learning about the most recent trends in higher education law. Join your colleagues to connect your campus' needs with information and approaches to address pressing legal issues in student affairs and higher education.
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President, James Madison University
Jonathan Alger is the sixth president of James Madison University, taking office on July 1, 2012. Under his leadership, JMU has undergone an inclusive strategic planning process that culminated in the Madison Plan, anchored with a new vision to be “the national model of the engaged university: engaged with ideas and the world.” The Madison Plan answers the value proposition for higher education today through focusing on three facets of engagement: engaged learning, community engagement, and civic engagement. It includes a core quality on access, diversity and inclusion.
Mr. Alger’s previous higher education service has included positions at Rutgers University (as Senior Vice President and General Counsel), the University of Michigan, the American Association of University Professors, and the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR). At OCR, Mr. Alger was the primary point person on the development and implementation of guidance on racial harassment and race-targeted financial aid. He also helped to lead the University of Michigan’s efforts in two landmark Supreme Court cases regarding diversity in admissions, and has provided policy and strategic guidance to colleges nationally on these issues.
Mr. Alger has served on many national boards in higher education and is the past chair of the National Association of College and University Attorneys. He has taught courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and co-teaches an honors seminar on leadership at JMU. He received his B.A. with a political science major, history minor, and public policy concentration with High Honors and Phi Beta Kappa from Swarthmore College and his J.D. with Honors from Harvard Law School.
Dana Scaduto is General Counsel at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. Before joining the college in 2002, Dana was a partner at the Harrisburg, PA law firm of McNees Wallace & Nurick where she founded and chaired the firm's Education Practice Group, and served as outside counsel for several colleges in Central Pennsylvania. Dana is an active member of the National Association of the College and University Attorneys (NACUA), having served two terms on its Board of Directors, and as Chair of the NACUA Board from 2012 - 2013. She is a frequent presenter and author nationally on a variety of higher education topics. Dana is also a member of the Legal Services Review Panel of the National Association of Independent College and Universities (NAICU). In 2013 and 2014, Dana was nominated by the US Department of Education to serve as a negotiator in the federal rulemaking process implementing the amendments to the Violence Against Women Act and Clery Act. In 2015, she testified on issues relating to sexual violence before the US House of Representatives Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training. A graduate of Purdue University and the Indiana University School of Law, Ms. Scaduto is a member of the Pennsylvania and Cumberland County Bar Associations.