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Office of General Counsel
Kansas State University
111 Anderson Hall
919 Mid-Campus Drive North
Manhattan, KS  66506

785-532-5603 fax


Cheryl G. Strecker

General Counsel

Cheryl G. StreckerCheryl Strecker is the General Counsel for Kansas State University, where she has served as in-house counsel since 1993. She earned her J.D. from Cornell Law School and her B.A. in Interdisciplinary Social Science at K-State, graduating with honors.  She was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and spent a year studying abroad in Germany. She worked for a private law firm in Chicago and later as in-house counsel for the Illinois Department of Corrections before joining the legal team at K-State.


Peter J. Paukstelis

Associate General Counsel

Peter J. PaukstelisPete Paukstelis has served as Associate General Counsel at Kansas State University since 2008. He earned his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and undergraduate degrees in philosophy and biology at the University of Kansas, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He worked for private law firms in Kansas City and Los Angeles before returning to Manhattan to open his own law practice. He also served two terms on the Manhattan-Ogden Board of Education.


Maureen A. Redeker

Associate General Counsel

Maureen RedekerMaureen Redeker became a member of the Office of General Counsel in 2013.  She earned her J.D. from Florida State University College of Law, and spent a semester studying international law in the Netherlands. She earned a B.A. in psychology and a B.S. in business administration at Maryville University of Saint Louis, and was a four-year letter winner on the varsity women's basketball team. She has worked for the U.S. Army at Fort Riley, for a private law firm in Kansas City, and as a judicial clerk to Judge John Lungstrum of the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas.


Erin S. Good

Associate General Counsel

Erin Good Erin Good joined the Office of General Counsel in 2018.  She earned her J.D. from Washburn University, where she graduated with Dean's Honors and served as Managing Editor of the Washburn Law Journal. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of Kansas. Before joining the legal team at K-State, Erin spent five years in private practice with a litigation firm in Wichita. She also served as a research attorney for the Honorable Patrick McAnany with the Kansas Court of Appeals.



Paralegal Staff

Amy L. McLemoreAmy L. McLemore

Amy joined the General Counsel's office in October 2007. She attended Kansas State University where she earned a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies, emphasizing in Pre-Law. She has over 20 years of legal experience.


Ryanne A. Rahjes

Ryanne Rahjes Ryanne joined the General Counsel's office in June 2018. She attended Kansas State University where she earned an B.S. in Natural Sciences, with a minor in Natural Resource and Environmental Science. She has over 4 years of legal experience.


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