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- Manju Banerjee Ph.D., Vice President and Director of LCIRT, Landmark College
- Charles Carletta, J.D. Secretary of the Institute and General Counsel, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
- Leigh Polk Cole, J.D. Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew, P.C
- Harvey Cotton, J.D. Ropes & Gray LLP
- Nicholas DiGiovanni, J.D. Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP
- Lori Fox, J.D. General Counsel at Teachers College, Columbia University
- Ann Franke, J.D. President, Wise Results, LLC
- Steven Healy, Managing Partner, Margolis Healy
- Trevor Hughes J.D., President and CEO of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
- Marcia Isaacson J.D. City University of New York
- Corinne Kowpak Ed.D. Dean of Students, York County Community College
- Peter F. Lake, J.D.Professor of Law, Charles A. Dana Chair and Director of the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy at Stetson University College of Law
- James Lancaster, Ph.D. Professor Human Development and Psychological Counseling, Appalachian State University
- Barbara Lee, Ph.D. Dean, School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University
- David Longanecker, Ph.D. President, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
- Steven McDonald, J.D. General Counsel, Rhode Island School of Design
- Gary Margolis, Ed.D. Managing Partner, Margolis Healy
- Eleanor Myers, J.D. Professor Temple University
- John Myers, J.D. Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP
- Jeffrey Nolan, J.D. Attorney at Law, Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew, P.C.
- Kimberly Novak, CEO, NovakTalks a campus safety & student risk management consulting firm
- Sue Ritter, Human Relations Officer, Middlebury
- Lauri Sidelko, Director, Student Wellness Resource Center, University of Maine
- Denzil Suite, Ph.D. Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, University of Southern California
- Thomas Sullivan, President, The University of Vermont
- Robert Terrell, J.D. Associate General Counsel, University of Pennsylvania
- Diane Waryold, Ed.D. Associate Professor, Human Development and Psychological Counseling, Appalachian State University
- Susan Wheeler, University Counsel, James Madison University
- Lawrence White, J.D. Vice President and General Counsel, University of Delaware
- Wendy White, J.D. Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the University of Pennsylvania & Penn Medicine
Dr. Banerjee brings over 28 years of experience in the field of learning disabilities and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. From 2008-2012, she was the Co-Principal Investigator of a $1.03 million federal grant investigating the application of principles of Universal Design to online and blended courses. During her professional tenure she has served as a researcher, faculty member, and disability service provider. Dr. Banerjee has published and presented extensively, both nationally and internationally on topics including disability documentation, technological competencies for postsecondary transition, and Universal Design. She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Postsecondary Education Disability.
Charles Carletta, JD, is Secretary of the Institute and General Counsel at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Previously, he was with Pattison, Sampson, Ginsberg & Griffin, P.C. in the Capital District of New York State. His practice was dedicated specifically to college issues including public safety, student affairs, administration, risk management, and government contracts. Mr. Carletta lectures nationally for ASJA and for the Stetson University College of Law at its Conference on Law and Higher Education. He is the author of a chapter in the book The Administration of Campus Discipline: Student, Organizational, and Community Issues. He received a BA from Manhattan College and JD from the Albany Law School of Union University.
Ms. Cole, a director of the firm, Dinse Knapp McAndrew, advises clients in immigration matters relating to employment, education, research, investment and entrepreneurial business. Drawing upon her experience in immigration, commercial transactions and securities compliance, Ms. Cole advises companies, investors and entrepreneurs doing business in the United States, including EB-5 projects, EB-5 investors, E-1/E-2 treaty traders and treaty investors, and companies transferring international executives, managers and critical personnel to the United States. Ms. Cole joined the firm after practicing with Gravel and Shea in Burlington, Vermont from 1996 to 2000. Ms. Cole started her law practice in upstate New York with the law firm of O’Connell and Aronowitz in Albany and Plattsburgh, New York. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Cole was employed as a legislative analyst for small business economic development with the New York State Assembly and as a paralegal. Education includes Albany Law School of Union University (J.D. 1991) —Editor-in-Chief, Albany Law Review, 1990 to 1991, Cornell University (B.A. 1985), Government; Agricultural Trade Policy.
Harvey Cotton represents a wide range of employers, both tax-exempt and for-profit, on all aspects of health and welfare benefits matters. Harvey advises clients on the design, drafting, and administration of employee health and welfare plans, with a particular focus on compliance with ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA, and the ACA and the establishment and maintenance of section 125 cafeteria plans. Harvey also deals extensively with the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and state health care reform on employers and the wide array of health care coverage options available to them.
Formerly a Deputy General Counsel at a major New England not-for-profit health plan where he worked closely with senior management on human resources, employee benefits and corporate matters, Harvey frequently advises employers on the review and selection of high-deductible health plans, health reimbursement accounts, and health savings accounts, as well as options available to Medicare-eligible employees and retirees.
Nicholas DiGiovanni, Jr. is a partner in the Boston law firm of Morgan, Brown & Joy, a firm exclusively devoted to the practice of labor and employment law representing management. Throughout his long career, Mr. DiGiovanni has specialized in representing institutions of higher education on labor and employment matters. He is currently counsel to numerous institutions in the Northeast, including University of Vermont, Vermont State Colleges, University System of New Hampshire, Tufts, Harvard, and Brandeis, among many others.
Mr. DiGiovanni speaks regularly on labor and employment matters and has written extensively in the field.
He is an active member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys and served as a member of its Board of Directors from 2008 to 2011.
Mr. DiGiovanni holds a B.A. (summa cum laude) from Providence College and he received his J.D. from Cornell University Law School.
Lori Fox has practiced law in higher education and other nonprofit institutions since 1994. She is now General Counsel at Teachers College, Columbia University. She previously served as Deputy General Counsel to the J. Paul Getty Trust and Associate General Counsel at Washington University in St. Louis, where she also taught undergraduates. Early in her career, she was a litigator in private practice. Ms. Fox has served on the Board of Directors of the National Association of College and University Attorneys and many NACUA committees and has spoken on diverse topics at NACUA and conferences. She holds a B.A. from Yale College and a J.D. from New York University School of Law. She clerked for the Honorable Diana E. Murphy, then U.S. District Judge for the District of Minnesota.
Ann Franke is President and Founder of Wise Results, LLC • Washington, D.C. and has over 25 years of experience with national trends in academic policy and education law. She consults nationally with colleges and universities on issues ranging from student injury to academic freedom.
She founded Wise Results, LLC in 2005 after holding senior management positions with United Educators Insurance and the American Association of University Professors. Ms. Franke speaks often to national groups and has published in, among other periodicals, Trusteeship, the Chronicle of Higher Education, Change magazine, Minerva, and The Review of Litigation.
Ms. Franke is a fellow of the National Association of College and University Attorneys, a trustee of AAUP’s Academic Freedom Fund, and a member of the editorial advisory board for “Educator’s Guide to Controlling Sexual Harassment.” In 2011 she received the national Facilitator Award from the Institute for Higher Education Law and Policy, Stetson University College of Law, for her contributions to campus risk management and student life.
Steven J. Healy is a managing partner and co-founder of Margolis Healy and is a nationally recognized expert on campus public safety and the Clery Act. From 2003 through 2009, he was the Director of Public Safety at Princeton University where he led the University’s safety, security, and law enforcement programs and is credited with enhancing and expanding the department’s overall professionalism and capabilities.
A past president of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA), Mr. Healy served as a member of the association’s Government Relations Committee for 13 years. As president of IACLEA, Mr. Healy contributed significantly to the national dialogue about campus safety and security in the aftermath of the tragic rampage-shooting incident at Virginia Tech University in April 2007.
Mr. Healy serves as a subject-matter expert for the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice. He testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on the topic of “Security on America’s Campuses” and testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor on the topic of “Best Practices for Keeping America’s Campuses Safe.”
Marcia Isaacson is the Chief Compliance Officer and a Senior Associate General Counsel at the City University of New York. She formerly held a similar position at SUNY. Prior to joining the higher education world, Marcia was a federal prosecutor. She spent 11 years as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York prosecuting white collar criminal cases and, prior to that, five years prosecuting public corruption cases for the Justice Department’s Public Integrity Section in Washington, DC. She received both her undergraduate and law degrees from Stanford University.
Peter F. Lake is professor of law, Charles A. Dana chair and director of the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy at Stetson University College of Law. He teaches and writes in the areas of torts, higher education law and policy, insurance, and jurisprudence, and has won several awards for his teaching and scholarship. He is an internationally-recognized expert on higher education law and policy and has been quoted or referred to in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Chicago Sun Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Time, Cosmopolitan, various reported legal decisions including the supreme courts of Virginia and Florida, and the most recent Restatement of the Law of Torts. Professor Lake has appeared on several major media networks, such as NPR, ABC and CNN, and has delivered hundreds of addresses at conferences and meetings across the United States.
He has authored numerous law review articles and other publications, including three books: Beyond Discipline – Managing the Modern Higher Education Environment (Hierophant Enterprises, Inc. 2009), Foundations of Higher Education Law & Policy: Basic Legal Rules, Concepts and Principles for Student Affairs (NASPA 2011) and The Rights and Responsibilities of the Modern University: The Rise of the Facilitator University (Carolina Academic Press 2013).
Over the years, Professor Lake has served on boards and projects for several groups, most recently on the roundtable for the development of Student Mental Health and the Law: A Resource for Institutions of Higher Education (2008), published by the JED Foundation, and on the advisory board for Balancing Safety and Support on Campus: A Guide for Campus Teams (2012), published by the Jed Foundation and the Higher Education Mental Health Alliance. He is also involved in the VTV Family Outreach Foundation’s 32 National Campus Safety Index (32 NCSI) project, serving as the voluntary working group chair.
Professor Lake is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School.
Dr. James (Jim) Lancaster is currently a tenured Professor of Human Development and Psychological Counseling at Appalachian State University where he teaches in the College of Education. Prior to taking this position, he was Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he also held an adjunct teaching appointment in the School of Education.
Jim has over thirty years of experience in practice and teaching in higher education. He holds a doctorate (1979) in administration of higher education from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is a Past-President of the Center for Academic Integrity, a past Board Member of the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA), and a former Director and faculty member of the Donald D. Gehring Student Judicial Affairs Institute of ASCA where he taught the ethics track. His most recent book, with Dr. Diane Waryold, is “Student Conduct Practice: The Complete Guide for Student Affairs Professionals”.
Barbara A. Lee is Professor of Human Resource Management at the School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University and its former dean. Professor Lee, an attorney, teaches employment law and higher education law at Rutgers, and served as Director of the Center for Women and Work for five years. She has also served as department chair, associate dean, and associate provost. She is also of counsel to the law firm of Edwards Wildman Palmer, LLP.
Dr. Lee received her B.A. in English from the University of Vermont, her M.A. in English and Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Ohio State University, and her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. She is the author of numerous books and articles on employment law, higher education law, employment discrimination, and academic employment practices. She is the coauthor, with William A. Kaplin, of The Law of Higher Education, 5th ed. (2013), A Legal Guide for Student Affairs Professionals, 2d ed. (2009, with W. Kaplin), and Academics in Court: The Consequences of Faculty Discrimination Litigation (with George LaNoue).
Dr. Lee serves on the Executive Committee of the New Jersey Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section, is the immediate past chair of the Bar Association’s Higher Education Committee, and is a former member of the board of directors of the National Association of College and University Attorneys and a NACUA Fellow. She also serves as an expert witness for litigation involving employment discrimination, student academic misconduct, sexual harassment, and academic personnel decisions.
David Longanecker has served as the president of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education in Boulder since 1999. Previously, Longanecker served for six years as the assistant secretary for postsecondary education at the U.S. Department of Education. Prior to that he was the state higher education executive officer in Colorado and Minnesota. He was also the principal analyst for higher education for the Congressional Budget Office. Longanecker has served on numerous boards and commissions. He has written extensively on a range of higher education issues. His primary interests in higher education are: expanding access to successful completion for students within all sectors of higher education, promoting student and institutional performance, assuring efficient and effective finance and financial aid strategies, and fostering effective use of educational technologies, all for the purpose of sustaining the nation’s strength in the world and increasing the quality of life for all Americans, particularly those who have traditionally been left out in the past. He holds an Ed.D. from Stanford University, an M.A. in student personnel work from George Washington University, and a B.A. in sociology from Washington State University.
Dr. Gary J. Margolis is a managing partner and co-founder of Margolis Healy with more than 20 years of distinguished experience in public safety and over a decade in higher education. Under his leadership as Chief of Police at the University of Vermont from 1998 – 2009, UVM Police Services became a three-time internationally accredited police agency through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).
A highly-respected and sought after consultant, speaker, educator, and trainer, Dr. Margolis addresses a variety of K-12 and higher education safety and security issues including crises response and communications; security technology application; emergency response and recovery planning; and preventing sexual and gender violence on campuses. He is often called upon by the US Departments of Justice, Education and Homeland Security as a campus security expert and has testified before the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
Corinne P. Kowpak has served five different higher education institutions in the last 40 years. Her career began at the University of Vermont where she served for 17 years, most of which was as the Assistant or Associate Dean of Students. In 1990, Dr. Kowpak became the senior student affairs officer at Springfield College, MA. After eight years, she returned to her native New York to serve as Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Development at York College/City University of New York. In 2000, Dr. Kowpak was named Vice President for Student Affairs at Keene State College in New Hampshire. She was appointed Dean of Students at York County Community College in Maine in 2008. She has taught in Student Affairs and Higher Education graduate programs at UVM and Springfield. Currently, Dr. Kowpak teaches online courses in student affairs and higher education for Nova Southeastern University
Dr. Kowpak was a first generation college student who earned her B.A. in physical education at Hunter College/City University of New York and completed her M.Ed. and Ed.D. at the University of Vermont.
Professor Eleanor Myers is an Associate Professor of Law at Temple University Beasley Law School, teaching Professional Responsibility, Contracts, Business Organizations, and the Integrated Transactional Program. She publishes in the area of Professional Responsibility and ethics education. Prior to joining the Temple law faculty, she was an associate at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center on Professionalism, where she developed, published and taught professional responsibility to practicing lawyers throughout the U.S. She also served as Associate University Counsel at Temple and provided legal services to the university and its health sciences programs, including the hospital.
Eleanor has served as Temple’s NCAA Faculty Athletic Representative for 7 years and, since 2009, has been a member of the NCAA Division 1 Committee on Infractions. This Committee conducts hearings, makes findings, and imposes penalties on charges of major violations brought by the NCAA against institutions, coaches and associated athletic personnel at NCAA Division 1 colleges and universities. She was also a member of the Enforcement Working Group, which recently overhauled the NCAA enforcement, violations and penalty structure.
Prof. Myers graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and its law school, magna cum laude, and is a member of the American Law Institute. She has won awards for teaching and curriculum development.
Steven J. McDonald is General Counsel at Rhode Island School of Design and previously served as Associate Legal Counsel at The Ohio State University. He has handled a number of Internet-related legal matters, ranging from alleged infringements of copyrighted materials on student web pages to investigations of computer break-ins to an e-mail death threat to Socks the cat. He began his legal career in private practice at Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue, where he represented CompuServe in Cubby v. CompuServe, the first online libel case, and he also has taught courses in Internet law at Ohio State’s College of Law and at Capital University Law School. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of College and University Attorneys and is the editor of NACUA’s The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act: A Legal Compendium. In State, ex rel. Thomas v. The Ohio State University, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that he really is a lawyer. He received his A.B. from Duke University in 1982 and his J.D. from The Yale Law School in 1985.
Jeffrey J. Nolan is an attorney and partner with Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew, P.C. in Burlington, Vermont (www.dinse.com), where his practice focuses on representing and advising institutions of higher education and other employers with respect to employment law issues, representing and advising institutions of higher education with respect to student-related matters and compliance issues unique to higher education, and assisting institutions of higher education and other employers with the development and implementation of appropriate policies, handbooks and legal issues training programs. Jeff has practiced in these areas since joining the firm in 1992. Jeff is also a Senior Consultant to Sigma Threat Management Associates (www.SigmaTMA.com), and he collaborates often with Margolis, Healy & Associates (www.Margolis-Healy.com) on projects involving the legal aspects of campus safety and security issues.
Jeff often speaks at national, regional and local-audience seminars on legal issues related to student affairs and employment, threat assessment and management, and campus safety and security. Recent engagements include his work as a subject matter expert and instructor for the nationwide series of campus threat assessment training workshops developed by Margolis, Healy & Associates and funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Community Oriented Policing office, presentations on campus security and threat assessment at national conferences of the University Risk Management and Insurance Association, and presentations at an upcoming national Advanced Employment Issues Symposium regarding Americans with Disabilities Act issues. Jeff is listed in Chambers & Partners America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of Labor and Employment Law, in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Labor and Employment Law, and in New England Super Lawyers in the area of Employment and Labor Law.
Kim Novak is an independent consultant for Campus Safety, Student Risk Management and Student Organization Development. She is recognized as a national expert in student-focused risk management, hazing prevention, and campus safety. She has been invited to speak at national conferences and on college campus around the country and served as faculty for several nationally sponsored professional institutes including the including HPO’s hazing intervention institute which was renamed in her honor in 2010 as the Kimberly Novak Hazing Prevention Institute. Kim has served as a Center Fellow for the U.S. Department of Education Higher Education Center for Alcohol Other Drug and Violence Prevention. She also serves on the advisory boards for the Vermont Legal Issues in Higher Ed Law Conference and SCOPE, School and College Organization for Prevention Educators.
Formerly a practicing attorney in Philadelphia, Boston and Vermont, Sue Ritter joined Middlebury College in 2007 and was subsequently appointed to serve as the College’s Human Relations Officer (“HRO”). In her role as the HRO, she serves as the Title IX Coordinator’s designee for the purposes of coordinating training and education, overseeing investigations, and adjudicating complaints under the College’s Anti-Harassment/Discrimination policy. She also oversees the College’s Student Accessibility Services office. In addition, Ms. Ritter provides compliance support in the areas of student affairs and athletics and she serves as a liaison between the college and its outside counsel. Ms. Ritter is a graduate of Middlebury College and Temple University Beasley School of Law.
Dr. Denzil Suite is the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of Southern California. In that capacity he has oversight responsibility for a wide range of offices directly involved in student life and leads the Division as a whole on those occasions when the Vice President is away from the university.
Dr. Suite has worked in Student Affairs at UC Berkeley, Cal State LA, and at UC Santa Cruz. He has been invited to speak about college student issues at several national conference and universities around the country.
In addition to his responsibilities in Student Affairs, Dr. Suite holds an appointment as Associate Professor of Education in the Rossier School of Education, where he teaches courses on the history of higher education and on intervention strategies in student development.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychology at The Ohio State University, a master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Development from the University of Vermont, and a Ph.D. in Policy and Organization from the University of Southern California.
Tom Sullivan became the 26th President for the University of Vermont in July 2012.
He was Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at the University of Minnesota beginning in July 2004 and served in that role through January 2012.
He also served as the eighth dean of the University of Minnesota Law School from 1995 to 2002. Upon finishing his term as dean, he returned to full-time research and teaching. In June of 2003, he received the J. William Elwin, Jr., Award from the American Bar Association Section of Legal Education for leadership and contributions to law school development. At the University of Minnesota Law School, he has received the Stanley V. Kinyon Teacher of the Year Award for Excellence in Teaching. In 2005, he was appointed the Julius E. Davis Chair in Law. He has chaired the ABA Section of Legal Education, and has chaired the Association of American Law Schools Section on Antitrust and Economic Regulation. On several occasions, he has been a consultant to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on judicial nominations to the Supreme Court, and to the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee on mergers.
He is a nationally recognized authority on antitrust law and complex litigation, having authored ten books and over 50 articles. He and co-author Professor Richard Frase published Proportionality Principles in American Law: Controlling Excessive Government Actions (Oxford University Press, 2009). He is the co-author, with Professors Herbert Hovencamp and Howard Shelanksi of Antitrust Law, Policy, and Procedure (6th ed., 2009) and co-author with Professor Jeffrey Harrison of Understanding Antitrust and Its Economic Implications (5th ed. , 2009). Most recently, he published Complex Litigation with Professors Richard Freer, Doug Floyd and Brad Clary (2010). He also published Private Antitrust Actions (Little, Brown & Co., 1996) with Douglas Floyd. He is presently writing a book entitled The Arc of Due Process in American Constitutional Law.
On two occasions he has been a visiting faculty member at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. He twice has been a visiting scholar at Cambridge University in England. During the fall semester 2002, he was a visiting professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall). During 2012, he is a visiting faculty member at the University of Chicago and at New York University. Before coming to the University of Minnesota, Sullivan served for six years as dean of the University of Arizona College of Law and as associate dean at Washington University in St. Louis. He began his career in higher education as a faculty member at the University of Missouri, Columbia. Sullivan graduated magna cum laude from law school at Indiana University in 1973, where he served as an editor on the Indiana Law Review. After law school, he worked for a federal judge, in Miami Florida, and thereafter was a trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice in the Attorney General’s Honors Program. Before entering Law School teaching in 1979, he was an antitrust litigator with the New York and Washington, D.C., firm of Donovan, Newton, Leisure and Irvine. Throughout his career he has continued to serve as a consultant on antitrust, complex litigation, and Federal Court matters.
Diane Waryold is an Associate Professor in the College Student Development graduate preparation program at Appalachian State University. Prior to this position, Dr. Waryold served as the Executive Director for The Center for Academic Integrity and Program Administrator for The Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University. Diane has also worked in student affairs on a variety of campuses and in a number of roles. She received her Ed.D. from Florida State University, a M.Ed. from the University of Florida, a B.S.E. from the State University College at Cortland, NY, and an A.A.S. from SUNY at Delhi. Dr. Waryold is a founding and charter member of the Association for Student Judicial Affairs (now ASCA). In addition to her teaching, Diane consults for institutions of higher learning across the USA, presents regularly at conferences and workshops, and is an active member in ASCA, NASPA, and other organizations. A listing of her publications can be found in her CV.
Susan L. Wheeler is University Counsel and Special Assistant Attorney General for James Madison University in Virginia. Ms. Wheeler has presented at various higher education law conferences, including those sponsored by the National Association of College and University Attorneys, the Stetson University College of Law, the Texas Association of State University Attorneys, the University of Houston’s Institute of Higher Education Law and Governance, the University of North Texas, and the Virginia Attorney General’s Office Education Section. She has also presented to various higher education groups such as the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry Council, the Administrators of Accounting Program Group, the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants’ Accounting Education Chairperson’s Forum, the Virginia Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, the National Association of Schools of Theatre, the Southern Business Administration Association, and the Association of Student Conduct Administrators. She has served on numerous committees and as a member of the Board of Directors of NACUA. She previously served as Policy & Legal Affairs Advisor at James Madison University, as Associate General Counsel, University Counsel, and Interim General Counsel at the University of Houston System, as a briefing attorney and research attorney for the First Court of Appeals in Houston, Texas, and as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Texas. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Law School, and is licensed in Texas and Virginia.
Larry White joined the University of Delaware as its first general counsel in 2009. He has worked for more than thirty years as a lawyer and administrator in the higher education and nonprofit sectors. At earlier stages in his career he served as University Counsel at Georgetown University; Deputy General Counsel to the University of Virginia; counsel to the Board of Regents of the University of Maryland System and Morgan State University, and Assistant Secretary and Associate Counsel at the American Association of University Professors. He has been an adjunct member of the faculties at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Georgetown University, and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Larry is a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (“NACUA”), served as a NACUA director and officer, and in 2010 was selected as the recipient of NACUA’s Distinguished Service Award. He received his J.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his B.A. degree from Harvard University.
Senior Vice President & General Counsel for the University of Pennsylvania & Penn Medicine
In June of 2003 Wendy White was appointed Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Medicine. Previously, Ms. White held the positions of Vice President and General Counsel (2001-2003) and Deputy General Counsel of the University (1999-2001). She formerly was a partner in the law firm of Shea & Gardner in Washington, D.C., during the period 1981-1999, where she specialized in issues relating to non-profit institutions, labor and employment, products liability and commercial litigation. In addition, Ms. White served as Associate Counsel to the President of the United States in 1996-1997.
Ms. White attended Goucher College (A.B., magna cum laude, 1972) where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She received her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania (J.D., magna cum laude), was an editor of the Law Review and a member of Order of the Coif. Ms. White is a member of the American Law Institute, the Board of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, and the Board of the National Association of College and University Attorneys. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar and the District of Columbia Bar. Ms. White is a frequent speaker on labor and employment, higher education and ethics issues.