Susan L. Wheeler is University Counsel for James Madison University and Senior Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Virginia. She previously served as Policy & Legal Affairs Advisor at James Madison University, as Associate General Counsel, University Counsel, and Interim General Counsel at the University of Houston System, as a briefing attorney and research attorney for the First Court of Appeals in Houston, Texas, and as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Texas.
Ms. Wheeler has presented at over thirty higher education law conferences, including those at NACUA, the Stetson University College of Law, the University of Vermont, the University of Houston’s Institute of Higher Education Law and Governance, the University of North Texas, the Texas Association of State University Attorneys (TASUA), and the Virginia Attorney General’s Office Education Section (VACUA). She has also made presentations on legal topics to numerous national, regional and state higher education professional groups, and has presented legal webinars for higher education training providers.
She has served on numerous committees and as a member of the Board of Directors of NACUA during 2003-2006, as the President of the Texas Association of State University Attorneys (TASUA), and on committees of the Texas Bar Association and the Houston Bar Association. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Law School, and is licensed in Texas and Virginia.
Susan has been a NACUA member since 1985 and her speaker history includes many Annual Conferences and CLE Workshops. She has also volunteered on several NACUA committees and currently serves on the Committee on Web Page Legal Resources. Susan is generous with her time and expertise, both on a broad scale through her NACUA service in speaking, posting on NACUANET, and writing NACUANOTES, and also through her willingness to have personal conversations with individuals near and far.
NACUA is pleased to recognize Susan L. Wheeler as a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award for her outstanding and exemplary service to the Association.