Spring Conference

2023 Spring Conference

February 15, 2023


Land Acknowledgement

We wish to acknowledge and honor the Indigenous communities native to this region, and recognize that Indiana University Bloomington is built on Indigenous homelands and resources. We recognize the Miami, Delaware, Potawatomi, and Shawnee people as past, present, and future caretakers of this land.

A Paperless Conference

In an attempt to reduce waste, we will not be providing paper copies of the program at the conference. Instead, we will have the schedule posted at the IMU and will provide QR codes for evaluations. We encourage you to wear your own name tag at the conference. Thank you for your understanding!

Zoom Link

The Zoom link for all virtual sessions of the conference is: https://iu.zoom.us/j/87866144034. The keynote and one presentation for each concurrent session will be available online. Please see the detailed offerings for more information.


Please use the evaluation link to evaluate the presentations you attend. Evaluations will be used to improve future BAAC events and passed on to the presenters. Please make sure you are logged into the IU Network before trying to open the evaluation.

Conference Schedule

8:30 amConference space opensGeorgian Room at IMU
9:00 amBAAC Business MeetingGeorgian Room at IMU
9:30 amKeynote AddressGeorgian Room at IMU
Trèon McClendon Director of Student Life, Development, and Leadership at Ivy Tech Community College – Indianapolis
10:30 amSnack BreakTree Suites Hallway at IMU
10:45 amConcurrent Session 1Tree Suites at IMU
11:45 amLunch BreakOn your Own
1:00 pmConcurrent Session 2Tree Suites at IMU
2:00 pmSnack BreakTree Suites Hallway at IMU
2:15 pmConcurrent Session 3Tree Suites at IMU
3:00 pmSnack BreakTree Suites Hallway at IMU
3:15 pmConference Concludes

Keynote Speaker

photo of Treon McClendon
Trèon McClendon
Director of Student Life, Development, and Leadership
Ivy Tech Community College Indianapolis

Trèon’s favorite leadership theory is transformational leadership. When he thinks of the type of leader he strives to be like, he instantly reflects on the transformations he has made in his own life. The central concept here is change and the role of leadership in envisioning and implementing the transformation of organizational performance. Building and sustaining creative and positive relationships is a passion that has contributed to much of his success in working with multiple constituents in K-12, higher education, and mentorship. The ability to help instill the importance of self and career exploration from the beginning of a student’s academic career is crucial and something he enjoys helping scholars excel in. For eight years, Trèon has been in education, working as a high school teacher, life coach, and now a higher education administrator.

As a first-generation college student and graduate, Trèon always pushes his students to new heights to believe and conquer all dreams possible. He currently serves as the lead advisor for Brother 2 Brother, an initiative to help men excel and reach new heights post-graduation at Ivy Tech Community College Indianapolis. Trèon received his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University Bloomington. Additionally, he then went on to complete his master’s degree at the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne. Currently, he is working towards his Doctor of Education at Indiana University Bloomington with the goal of landing his dream job as a collegiate president someday. When Trèon receives free time, he likes to travel, write, read, relax, manage his business TrèTre’ Talks, and hang out with friends and family. Trèon is also a published contributing author in the book titled, “Strategies for Student Support During a Global Crisis.” Great things never come from your comfort zone. Do the unthinkable to reach greatness!