Legal Affairs Officers

The MASU Legal Affairs Officers (LAO) Committee is comprised of the chief legal officers representing each public university. The committee serves as a strong advisory body on a multitude of legal matters that involve virtually every type of issue affecting the institutions and every constituency with which they engage. The LAOs provide input to the association on an array of state and federal policy issues, with a focus on the implications and alignment of proposed state legislation with existing state and federal statutes, and the Michigan and U.S. Constitutions.

As with all MASU committees, during their meetings, members of the LAO Committee provides insight on the implications of current state and federal policy issues and fiscal dynamics affecting Michigan’s public universities.

Legal Affairs Officers

Central Michigan University
Manuel Rupe, Vice President and General Counsel
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859
(989) 774-3971
rupe1mr@cmich.edu

Eastern Michigan University
Lauren London (Chair), General Counsel
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 487-8079
llondon2@emich.edu

Ferris State University
Miles Postema, Vice President and General Counsel
Big Rapids, MI 49307
(231) 591-3894
postemam@ferris.edu

Grand Valley State University
Thomas A. Butcher, Vice President and General Counsel
4068 James H. Zumberge Hall
Allendale, MI 49401
(616) 331-2067
butchert@gvsu.edu

Lake Superior State University
Legal Affairs
MI


Michigan State University
Brian Quinn, Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel
426 Auditorium Road, Room 494
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 353-3530
quinnbri@msu.edu

Michigan Technological University
Sarah H. Schulte, General Counsel
1400 Townsend Drive
Administration Building 508
Houghton, MI 49931
shschult@mtu.edu

Northern Michigan University
Kurt McCamman, General Counsel
Marquette, MI 49855
(269) 383-5818
mccamman@millercanfield.com

Oakland University
Victor A. Zambardi, Vice President for Legal Affairs, General Counsel and Secretary to the Board of Trustees
203 Wilson Hall
Rochester, MI 48309-4401
(248) 370-3112
zambardi@oakland.edu

Saginaw Valley State University
Ellen Crane, General Counsel and Director of Human Resources (Vice Chair)
Wickes Hall 366
7400 Bay Road
University Center , MI 48710
(989) 964-4197
ecrane@svsu.edu

University of Michigan
Timothy G. Lynch, Vice President and General Counsel
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1340
(734) 764-0305
timlynch@umich.edu

University of Michigan - Dearborn
Timothy G. Lynch, Vice President and General Counsel
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1340
(734) 764-0305
timlynch@umich.edu

University of Michigan - Flint
Timothy G. Lynch, Vice President and General Counsel
MI 48109-1340
(734) 764-0305
timlynch@umich.edu

Wayne State University
Louis Lessem, Vice President and General Counsel
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 577-2268
louis.lessem@wayne.edu

Western Michigan University
Carrick Craig, General Counsel
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5423
(269) 387-1900
carrick.craig@wmich.edu

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