The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) serves as the legal representative of the university and is also available to provide legal advice and guidance on university-related matters to employees and departments at all campuses. This aligns with the OGC mission to advance the universityâ€™s strategic goals while preserving the legal, ethical and financial integrity of the institution.
Willis Walker, the General Counsel, is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the office and ensuring that the university remains in legal compliance with numerous state and federal laws and regulations. The attorneys and staff in the office provide many services, including:
Communications regarding legal matters with the the General Counsel attorneys on behalf of Kent State University are ordinarily protected by attorney-client privilege and are confidential. The GC office is not allowed to provide personal legal advice but can provide referrals if needed. Communications to our office through e-mail are not necessarily secure and hence their confidentiality cannot be guaranteed.