University of Vermont

Office of the President

Sharon Reich Paulsen

Contact Information

Sharon Reich Paulsen
(v) 802-656-8585

Executive Assistant to the Office of the General Counsel

Mary Vachon
(v) 802-656-1298

Sharon Reich Paulsen
Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel
Senior Advisor to the President

Biography | CV

Overview

The Vice President and General Counsel serves as the University’s chief legal officer, overseeing the University’s legal affairs and directing the Office of the General Counsel.  The Vice President and General Counsel provides legal advice and counsel to the Board of Trustees, the President, officers and senior leaders, and other persons responsible for the management of academic and administrative units.  This includes advice regarding transactional matters, dispute resolution, legal and regulatory questions related to or arising out of University activities, and policy formulation.  The Vice President and General Counsel also serves as Assistant Secretary to the Board of Trustees.

As Senior Advisor to the President and as a member of the President’s senior leadership team, Vice President Reich Paulsen also provides advice regarding strategic priorities and their implementation, reputational issues, and crisis management situations.

For more information regarding the work of the Office of the General Counsel (OGC), please visit the OGC web page.

Related Links:

Office of the General Counsel
Board of Trustees Policy, Operations, and Planning Manual
University Bylaws
University Policies

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