Melissa Holloway has served as General Counsel and Vice-Chancellor of Legal Affairs, Risk, and Compliance for North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, located in Greensboro, North Carolina, since May 2019. N.C. A&T is the largest HBCU in the country with a student enrollment of approximately 12,700 students. Melissa previously served as Deputy General Counsel for Ball State University, in Muncie, Indiana (2015-2019), General Counsel (2009-2015) for North Carolina Central University, located in Durham, NC, and for the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (2001-2009).
Mrs. Holloway is a 1996 honors graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School. She graduated from Syracuse University with a BS in Business and Administration/Economics in 1991 and from Binghamton University in 1993 with a MS in Political Science and Public Administration. After law school, Ms. Jackson practiced for five years with the law firm of Foley & Lardner in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Ms. Holloway's areas of specialty include employment law, board governance, AA and EEO, open records and meetings, and FERPA. Melissa previously served on the NACUA Board of Directors (Class of FY 2016-2019) and as Chair of the Committee on Membership and Member Services.
Steven J. McDonald was most recently General Counsel at Rhode Island School of Design and previously served as Associate Legal Counsel at The Ohio State University. He is the editor of The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act: A Legal Compendium; the author of articles on FERPA for the Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Education, and other publications; and a frequent speaker on FERPA. He began his legal career at Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue, where he represented CompuServe in Cubby v. CompuServe, the first online libel case, and he also has taught courses in Internet law at Ohio State’s College of Law and at Capital University Law School. He also is a Fellow and past member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of College and University Attorneys. In State, ex rel. Thomas v. The Ohio State University, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that he really is a lawyer. He received his A.B. from Duke University and his J.D. from the Yale Law School.