2018 Keynote Presentation:
What Were they REALLY Asking Us to Do?
A Revisit of the Total Legislative Mandate Beyond Just Response
Campus Safety & Student Risk Management Specialist
Kim Novak is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NovakTalks. She is recognized as national expert in student-focused risk management, engaging students in campus safety efforts and hazing prevention. She has presented at national conferences and on campuses around the country on a variety of topics including: effective accountability models, critical decision-making strategies, hazing prevention, current issues in higher education law and policy, campus safety efforts that engage students, as well as proactive risk management.
Kim served as a Center Fellow for the U.S. Department of Education Center for Alcohol Other Drugs and Violence Prevention. She has served as a presenter for the Association of Student Conduct Administration (ASCA), at the Vermont Higher Education Law Conference, the Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisors (AFA), the Association of Fraternal Values and Leadership (AFLV) Fraternal Executive Association (FEA) and the NCAA. She has served on the Board of Directors for HazingPrevention.Org and ASCA and currently on the advisory board for the Vermont Legal Issues in Higher Ed Law Conference. She is the Chair of the Fraternity Executive's Association's Interfraternal Institute and Dean of Faculties for HazingPrevention.Org's hazing prevention institute, which was named in her honor in 2010 as the Kimberly Novak Hazing Prevention Institute. In 2008 Kim served as an advisor on the national Response-Ability Bystander Intervention Project. Additionally, she has served as the lead editor of the Student Risk Management Compendium published by National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA).
Prior to founding NovakTalks, Kim served as the Program Coordinator for Risk Management and Organizational Development at Texas A&M University. There she led the implementation of the University's internationally recognized proactive risk management plan for student organizations. She then served as the Director for Student and Campus Community Development at Arizona State University, Downtown Phoenix campus. There her primary responsibilities involved the oversight and development of administration and supervision of a team that led Student Conduct Programs, High Risk Behavior Education, Student Affairs Risk Management, Student Advocacy Services, Crisis Intervention and Response as well as Campus Safety for the new urban campus. Last but not least, Kim is a proud member of Delta Gamma Fraternity
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