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Paul Meggett – Appalachian State University

Paul Meggett describes himself as a builder. “I do my best when I can take a concept and help build it,” he says. “I like to help grow and nurture ideas and see where they go.” Since being hired in 2018 as general counsel at Appalachian State University, he’s enjoyed becoming part of the community […]

Peter Betaneli – ETS

Most people have memories of taking a standardized test. While hours used to be spent filling in bubbles with No. 2 pencils, tests are now taken on computers. Regardless of how they’re administered, though, the tests are known for being a challenging yet necessary step forward in one’s education or career. ETS, which has been […]

Grace Garcia Cooke – Edmonton Public Schools

Small gestures can go a long way towards making someone feel included. For example, pronouncing someone’s name correctly tells them you see and respect them. Too often, though, people try to Anglicize or simplify names they’re not familiar with, Grace Garcia Cooke says. The general counsel for Edmonton Public Schools says this can make people […]

Jeremy A. Colby – Niagara University

As it strives to build a better community on both sides of the U.S.-Canadian border, Niagara University is following the mission of its patron, St. Vincent de Paul. So says Jeremy A. Colby, who’s soon to celebrate his second anniversary as general counsel of his alma mater in Lewiston, New York. When asked about his […]

Maria Feeley – Washington and Lee University

Private practice had its rewards, most of which were tangible. But in her professional prime, Maria Feeley wanted something other than to simply sustain her career at an Am Law 100 firm. “At the big firms you can just be moving money from one client who has it to another client who has it,” she […]

Lilianna Kalin – College of DuPage

Given the complex and litigious environments in which many universities and colleges operate, having in-house counsel isn’t just wise, it’s often a necessity. But it can be equally out of reach, particularly for smaller institutions and community colleges, says Lilianna Kalin. She’s one of the rare ones, just the second general counsel for College of […]

Kenneth M. Walker II – Shelby County Schools

In 2020, the stage was set in the midst of a pandemic for Shelby County Schools to have its own version of “Mission: Impossible.” In administering one of the largest public school districts in the country—with 95,000 students—the Shelby County Board of Education had to find the same number of computer devices to enable remote […]

Alecia Chen – Climb Credit

With nationwide unemployment still high due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are looking to further their education. But as the economy continues to sputter, the cost of higher education remains high, and potential learners struggle to identify which programs will help them improve their skills and career prospects. That’s where Climb Credit hopes to […]

Matthew Gerber – Center for Excellence in Higher Education Inc.

Not all college students are 18 to 22 years old. There are many barriers—time, money, other commitments—that keep people from pursuing the traditional college path. Imagine a young single mother—her 20s were spent raising two children while picking up every shift she could to make a little extra money. Now she’s in her 30s and […]

Robert Abramson – Bisk

Robert Abramson subscribes to the aphorism, “it’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.” He’s applied that principle throughout a legal career of nearly 30 years, whether working with M&A, regulatory issues or helping create new revenue models in the education industry. Now general counsel for Bisk, a global provider of online […]

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