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General Counsel

Texas Christian University

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Texas Christian University seeks a seasoned leader to serve as its inaugural General Counsel. Reporting to the Chancellor, and serving as the chief legal counsel for the university, the general counsel will be looked to not only for legal acumen, but also for judgment in policy creation and interpretation. The successful candidate will be a counselor who understands the risks and opportunities inherent in the activities of a university and a partner to administrators, faculty, and students in moving TCU forward while also responding to both the celebratory moments and the problems that can arise on campus. The general counsel will join a stable and experienced senior leadership team led by TCU’s 10th Chancellor, Victor Boschini, Jr. TCU today serves over 10,000 students in 119 undergraduate and 81 graduate programs. It’s continuing growth includes the launch of a new MD school, pending accreditation, in collaboration with the University of North Texas Health Science Center. Home of the Horned Frogs, TCU competes in the Big 12 Athletic Conference. Applicants must have a minimum of 10 years of broad general legal practice, including increasingly responsible experience at a senior level in a law firm or in-house with an institution of comparable complexity to TCU. TCU is an AA/EEO employer. 

Required Qualifications: Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an accredited law school; authorized to practice law in Texas or eligible for membership; minimum of 10 years, with 15 preferred broad general legal practice; experience advising on governance, managing attorneys and staff, and in directing strategy and managing complex litigation.

Preferred Experience: experience representing an institution of higher education in-house; experience representing a medical school.

See the profile for a complete list of qualifications and attributes required of the successful candidate.

For the complete profile and instructions on how to apply for this position please see: Confidential inquiries and nominations may be made by contacting AGB Search Executive Consultants Georgia Yuan, at or at 202-590-7590 or Carlton Brown, at or at 912-247-8661.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by December 1, 2017, though applications will continue to be accepted until a successful candidate has been named.