College alcohol and drug abuse remains a real and serious issue affecting campus communities nationwide. Students are faced with pressure from peers to fit in, coping with high levels of stress, or general curiosity, as they experiment with their newfound independence. Abuse of prescription and other drugs increasingly presents risks and negative consequences for students and the campus community. Despite best intentions by campus administrators, drug education and prevention programs are often overshadowed by a focus on alcohol-only education. This ignores the dangers of other drugs like cocaine, marijuana, ecstasy, predatory drugs, energy drinks, and prescription drug abuse. Bobby Gordon can help you tackle the difficult alcohol and other drug-related issues you’re facing with his expertise and direct approach.
Bobby Gordon is an award-winning alcohol and other drug prevention and education specialist. As a professional consultant and speaker for nearly 20 years, his work experience includes campus administration, student advising, counseling, program implementation, curriculum development and faculty instruction, grant management and evaluation, and community advocacy and education.
Along with his expertise in educational and prevention programs, Gordon provides research, assessment, and implementation planning including peer educator training and creation of policies, procedures, and emergency protocols to help communities take action on the issues they are facing. When campuses look for an expert to help them tackle their alcohol and other drug-related issues, they oftentimes turn to Gordon for help.
Gordon’s work spans organizations like Major League Baseball (MLB); BACCHUS Network; Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors; U.S. Department of Justice; and the Greater Cleveland Club Drugs Task Force.
Areas of Expertise
Gordon has implemented a variety of educational and prevention programs, designed curriculum, written grants, delivered keynotes, and written articles on the topic of alcohol and others drugs, with an emphasis on the other drug category. Gordon can help your community in the following areas:
- Evidence-based prevention
- Curriculum development
- Fraternity/Sorority Risk Assessment
- Policies, procedures, and emergency protocols
- Federal grant projects
If you’re interested in learning more about how Bobby Gordon can help your campus through a consultation, contact the CAMPUSPEAK team by calling 1 (844) 745-8570 or emailing [email protected].
Bobby Gordon’s Bio
Bobby Gordon is an award-winning advocate for alcohol/other drug education, research, and prevention. In his nearly 20 year career, Bobby has partnered with communities, federal agencies, professional organizations, and local and state law enforcement to develop, create, advise, and assess a variety alcohol/other drug prevention programs.
Gordon holds an MBA from the University of Arizona and a Masters in Counseling & Educational Leadership from Eastern Michigan University. He completed his undergrad at Muskingum College with a B.A. in Psychology.
Gordon has volunteered his service to the BACCHUS Network as Student Leadership Council and Regional and State Volunteer. He has served the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors as Chair of the Alcohol/Other Drugs Committee and a representative Board Member of the Coalition of Higher Education Associations for Substance Abuse Prevention. He has also served the ACPA in his role on the Alcohol/Other Drug Commission and the NCAA on the Alcohol/Other Drug Speaker’s Bureau and as a CHOICES Alcohol/Other Drug Grant Reader.
Recognition for his contributions to higher education include the 1994 and 1995 Outstanding BACCHUS Chapter Award, the 2002 and 2003 Volunteer of the Year Award from Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors, the 2005 Faculty of the Year Award from Brown Mackie College, the 2006 Distinguished Service Award from Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors, and the 2015 Distinguished Service Leadership Award from GPGLCC.