Office of General Counsel
The Office of General Counsel provides legal advice to the President, the faculty and staff on all legal matters that involve or affect Emporia State University. General Counsel supports the activities of Emporia State University through analysis and opinions related to the legal and policy issues inherent in the University’s fulfillment of its missions. General Counsel is responsible for preparing legal documents, and reviewing and recommending approval of agreements that the institution signs. Counsel also provides internal educational programs concerning legal compliance and policy issues.
General Counsel cannot provide legal advice to and does not represent individuals or students, except in their roles as employees of the university. The General Counsel’s ultimate responsibility is to represent the President’s office, the institution, and the individuals that the President has delegated responsibility. Therefore, deference must be given to conflicts within the organizational hierarchy of Emporia State University.
Unless a conflict of interest exists, or specific facts require, institutional process and hierarchy require inquiries to first be presented to the General Counsel’s Office through the departmental Vice President.
Kevin B. Johnson
Plumb Hall, Room 202C
1200 Commercial, Box 4001
Emporia, Kansas 66801-5087
Voice: (620) 341-5255
Fax: (620) 341-5553
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Kevin B. Johnson