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Gail Norris Named Vice President, General Counsel!

gail_norris (1)Gail M. Norris has been named vice president and general counsel for the University of Rochester, President Joel Seligman announced today. Norris’ appointment, effective Jan. 1, is the result of a national search that began following the announcement of Sue Stewart’s retirement, effective Dec. 31.

“University Trustee Bob Witmer and I conducted an extensive search for a new general counsel, and Gail stood out in a field of exceptional candidates,” President Seligman said. “I was particularly impressed by the background Gail would bring to our University from her previous experience as general counsel of a successful business and partner in a leading law firm, as well as the great skill she has demonstrated here in transactions and compliance issues that span our University. It meant a great deal to me that she also had overwhelming support from our senior leadership team.”

“The vice president and general counsel provides critical advice to the Board of Trustees on many important matters,” said Board Chairman Ed Hajim ’58. “I am delighted with the outcome of this search and look forward to continuing to work with Gail in her new role.”

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The Office of Technology Transfer would like to personally extend its congratulations to Gail, we are all so proud of you and wish you the best of luck in your new position!



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