University Counsel Profile
Housed in, and reporting to the Chancellor's Office, UNCG's University Counsel is responsible for providing legal advice to UNCG's Board of Trustees, administrators, faculty and staff on a broad spectrum of issues including contracts, federal and state regulations, due process matters, campus security, NCAA rules, equal employment and personnel laws, ADA/504 (handicap discrimination laws), University and UNC system policies, financial aid, OSHA compliance, open meetings laws, Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act, etc.
The University Counsel also works closely with the North Carolina Attorney General's Office on litigation involving the University in federal and state courts and in administrative agencies such as the North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings.
INTERIM UNIVERSITY COUNSEL
|Imogene L. Cathey joined the Office of University Counsel in November 2010 as Associate University Counsel and was appointed Interim University Counsel in February 2013.
Prior to joining the University, Imogene served as Assistant General Counsel at the University of Florida where she represented and advised the institution and its affiliated organizations in all areas of higher education law with an emphasis on employment, business, finance and transactional matters. Imogene also has private practice experience with law firms in Florida primarily in the areas of employment and business litigation. She received her B.A. degree from Florida A & M University, summa cum laude, in 1996 and her J.D. from the University of Florida, with honors, in 1999.
Imogene is a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) and the Guilford County Black Lawyers Association.
ASSOCIATE UNIVERSITY COUNSEL
|Michael Jung joined the Office of University Counsel as Assistant University Counsel in July 2011.
Prior to coming to UNCG, Mike was at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for nine years, where he served as Associate Counsel advising MIT on legal issues relating to intellectual property, sponsored research, technology licensing, procurement, and technology-related matters. Prior to joining MIT, Mike practiced in Boston as senior legal advisor for MyCounsel.com, and as in-house counsel for Quinlan Publishing.
He graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and the University at Buffalo School of Law, where he was note and comment editor for the Buffalo Law Review.
He is an active member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys, currently serving on its Committee on Web Page Legal Resources and has previously served on the Committee on Publications.
|Lauren Bostian joined the Office of University Counsel as Paralegal in May 2013.
Prior to coming to UNCG, Lauren worked for three years as the Criminal Paralegal for the North Carolina Department of Justice – Medicaid Investigations Division, which investigates and prosecutes health care fraud committed by Medicaid providers.
Lauren graduated from Appalachian State University, cum laude, with a B.S. in Political Science – International and Comparative Politics in 2009. In 2010 she completed the paralegal certificate program at Duke University.
ASSISTANT TO UNIVERSITY COUNSEL
Carolyn P. Coppedge
|Carolyn began work in the Office of the University Counsel on October 1, 2008. Her primary responsibilities include initial review of all instructional agreements, preparation of position statements to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and response to Office of Civil Rights complaints, research, office management and administrative support, scheduling and management of the Office resources. Carolyn currently serves as a member of the Human Resources Advisory Group and recently served on the Banner HR Advisory Group to help implement the new Banner Human Resources System. She was a founding member of the UNCG Staff Council and served two terms on that Council.
Prior to her assignment in the Office of the University Counsel, Carolyn held positions in the UNCG Office of the Provost, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs, and most recently in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. She also worked in Raleigh for several years in the Department of Public Instruction and the Department of Community Colleges. Carolyn has over 30 years of State service and has worked at UNCG for over 19 of those years.