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University announces General Counsel finalists

Published: November 15, 2019 Author: Staff reports

Four finalists have been named in the search for Ohio University’s next General Counsel. On-campus interviews will begin Nov. 18. The following finalists will spend time on the Athens Campus, meeting with representatives across our shared governance structure in scheduled interview sessions:

Nov. 18-19:  Stacey Bennett
Nov. 19-20:  Clifton Iler
Nov. 20-21:  Barbara Nalazek
Nov. 21-22:  Joan Gates

Executive Vice President and Provost Dr. Chaden Djalali, and Deborah Shaffer, Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer of Ohio University and the Ohio University Foundation, are co-chairing this search. This committee includes a broad cross-section of our University. Members of this committee are listed below.

The University’s General Counsel is provided through a Memorandum of Understanding between the Ohio Attorney General’s office and the University President. As such, the Ohio Attorney General’s office has a representative serving on the search committee as well. The search committee includes:

  • Chaden Djalali, Executive Vice President and Provost / Co-Chair
  • Deborah Shaffer, Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer of Ohio University and the Ohio University Foundation / Co-Chair
  • Chris Ament, Interim Chief Information Officer
  • Colleen Bendl, Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Paul Campbell, Administrative Senate Representative
  • Cary Cooper, Ohio University Trustee
  • Jeff Davis, Chief Audit Executive
  • Haley Duschinski, Faculty Senate Representative
  • Justin Fleming, Administrative Services Associate, Southern Campus Dean’s Office
  • N. Victor Goodman, Ohio University Trustee
  • Kerri Griffin, Director of Civil Rights Compliance and Title IX Officer, Office of Equal Opportunity and Accessibility
  • Shawn Busken, Director of Outside Counsel, Office of Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost
  • Ken Johnson, Executive Dean, Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and Chief Medical Affairs Officer
  • Major Alston, Senior Associate Vice President of Development
  • Jennifer Johnson, Associate General Counsel, Office of Legal Affairs
  • Erik Hildebrand, Associate AD for Compliance
  • Joseph Shields, Vice President for Research and Creative Activity and Dean of the Graduate College