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General Counsel

The General Counsel serves as the College’s chief legal officer and represents the College on all legal matters.

This representation includes providing legal services and advice to the Board of Trustees, President, President’s Council and divisions, and all other duly authorized representatives of the College. The General Counsel is responsible for retaining outside counsel and supervises all such professional services with the goal of minimizing costs to the institution.

The goal of the General Counsel is to advance the mission of the College by providing effective, timely, strategic, and thoughtful legal advice in support of the College’s mission.


Karen D. Abbott
General Counsel

Frances Poisson
Administrative Assistant