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Source: Cheryl Strecker, 785-532-5730, cstreck@k-state.edu
Web site: http://www.k-state.edu/attys
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Note to editor: Lindsay Chapman is a graduate of Lansing High School.
News release prepared by: Beth Bohn, 785-532-6415, bbohn@k-state.edu

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010

K-STATE ALUM NOW SERVING AS UNIVERSITY'S ASSISTANT GENERAL COUNSEL

MANHATTAN -- An attorney with experience in employment law has joined Kansas State University's office of general counsel as assistant general counsel.

In her new position, Lindsay Chapman will provide legal advice to K-State administration, faculty, staff and student leaders on a full array of legal issues involving higher education, such as free speech, discrimination, open records and open meetings, student privacy rights, contracts, intellectual property and more.

"Lindsay is an experienced and highly qualified attorney who will be a valuable asset to the university," said Cheryl Strecker, K-State's general counsel. "I am extremely pleased that Lindsay will be joining our legal team and I know that she will provide excellent counsel and representation to our clients."

Chapman comes to K-State after serving as an associate attorney at the firm of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek SC, in Milwaukee, Wis., where her practice carried an emphasis in employment law, including litigation and client counseling. She also served as a clerk for Judge William H. Stiehl of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois from April 2006 to July 2007. Prior to serving as a federal law clerk, she was an associate attorney at Diekemper, Hammond, Shinners, Turcotte and Larrew PC in Clayton, Mo.

A 2002 bachelor's graduate of K-State with a degree in human resources management, Chapman earned her juris doctorate from the Saint Louis University School of Law in 2005, where she served as editor of the school's law journal.

Along with her private practice work, Chapman also has been a frequent author and lecturer on labor and employment issues, and has worked as a valued community advocate and volunteer.

The K-State office of general counsel, which changed its name from the K-State attorneys office in August 2009, provides legal advice and representation for K-State on institutional legal matters. Chapman joins Strecker, who was named university general counsel in 2009 and has been a member of the K-State legal team since 1993, and Peter Paukstelis, who joined K-State in 2008 as associate general counsel.

"The K-State office of general counsel places a strong emphasis on preventative law, including client counseling, policy development and dispute resolution, but we also litigate matters in court on behalf of the university whenever necessary," Strecker said.

"It is a joy to be back in Manhattan. I'm honored to join Cheryl and Pete in serving the K-State community," Chapman said.