Stephanie Mills Graham, currently interim general counsel for Northwestern University, has been appointed the new vice president and general counsel for the University, effective June 17, Northwestern President Morton Schapiro announced today (June 18).
Graham was selected after a national search. A longtime advisor with a proven track record at Northwestern, she has served the University in various roles in the Office of General Counsel since 1993, rising through the ranks to lead the office.
As Northwestern’s chief legal officer, Graham will provide counsel to the president and the Northwestern University Board of Trustees, executive officers, faculty and staff. The general counsel serves as a trusted adviser to the University’s leadership and is responsible for compliance with federal and local laws governing non-profit institutions of higher learning, as well as oversight of legal affairs internationally. The general counsel leads the Office of General Counsel and directs outside counsel on all cases and issues.
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