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University General Counsel

Posted: 08/15/2021

Oklahoma City University invites applications for the position of University General Counsel. The University General Counsel is the chief legal officer for the university, reports directly to the Chairman of the Board of Trustees who has delegated supervision to the President for day-to-day management of the position. This position serves as a member of the President’s executive leadership team. The University General Counsel is responsible for managing the institution’s legal affairs, including advising on legal rights, obligations and related matters. The General Counsel may provide legal advice to the Board of Trustees, and the President. 
 
The University seeks a legal professional who holds a deep understanding and appreciation for the role and mission of a liberal arts university. The ideal candidate will possess a Juris Doctorate from an ABA accredited law school and be admitted and in good standing with the Oklahoma Bar Association. Additionally, the ideal candidate will possess a minimum of ten years’ experience in legal practice, administration, or a combination of both, preferably in an environment similar to Oklahoma City University.
Established in 1904, Oklahoma City University (OCU) is a coeducational, urban private university located in Oklahoma City, OK, in the Uptown 23rd district.  The university is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and offers a wide variety of degrees in liberal arts, performing arts, health professions, and business with more than 60 undergraduate majors and 20 graduate degrees, as well as a J.D. degree through the Oklahoma City University School of Law. OCU enrolls more than 1,500 undergraduate students and 1,100 graduate students from 30 states and 43 countries.
 
Oklahoma City University is an integral part of Oklahoma City, which is experiencing a cultural renaissance of its own with new urban development.  The university has established and strong relationships in the community and is known as “Oklahoma City’s University.”  With the Law School’s recent relocation to the heart of the downtown area, faculty and students are contributing members of the greater community while offering a cultural enclave for all residents and visitors alike. 
 
Learn more about Oklahoma City University at www.okcu.edu.
 
Application
 
Review of applications begins immediately and it is expected that the successful candidate will assume the position in the fall of 2021.  Applications received through September 12, 2021 will be assured of full consideration. Requested application materials include a letter of interest, a resume/curriculum vitae, employment application, and names of three professional references with contact information. References will not be contacted until later in the search process and only with candidate approval. All applications are confidential.
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Nominations and inquiries should be sent to Mr. Kevan Buck, Chief Financial Officer and Vice President for Business Operations, kbuck@okcu.edu
 

OCU
Mr. Kevan Buck, Chief Financial Officer and Vice President for Business Operations,

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