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K-State Today

February 1, 2021

National search begins for deputy general counsel

Submitted by Office of General Counsel

A committee has begun a national search for Kansas State University's next deputy general counsel.

The deputy general counsel supports the general counsel in providing the overall administration, direction, coordination and evaluation of the legal function and activities of Kansas State University. Under the direction of the general counsel, the deputy general counsel is responsible for the direction and management of assigned responsibilities in support of the mission, goals and objectives of K-State. The deputy general counsel provides legal advice and counsel to constituents on a wide scope of highly complex legal transactions, to the academic and research operations as well as legal support pertaining to undergraduate and graduate education.

"The Office of General Counsel is delighted about the opportunity to welcome a new deputy general counsel to join our team as we continue to traverse the path of a best-in-class legal department," said Shari Crittendon, general counsel. "We appreciate the support and guidance of the search committee as it considers candidates with the expertise and mindset that aligns with our mission."

Search committee members:

  • Shari Crittendon, general counsel, chair.
  • Bryan Samuel, chief diversity and inclusion officer.
  • John Buckwalter, dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences.
  • Jeannie Brown Leonard, vice provost for student success.
  • Jill Shields, deputy athletic director.
  • Cheryl Doerr, associate vice president for research compliance.
  • Elliot Young, assistant vice president, university risk and compliance officer.
  • Andy Thompson, senior associate dean and director of student life.
  • Clara Kientz, assistant director of the Center for Advocacy, Response and Education.

Lindsey Fouquette, executive recruitment manager for Human Capital Services, is serving as the executive recruiter.

To learn more about this role visit careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/510150/. The search committee will accept applications until March 5. 

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