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Announcing our new University Counsel

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Office of the PResident

Dear Community Members,

I am pleased to announce that Althea Broomfield-Michel has been appointed as the next University Counsel. She will start on August 8, succeeding Mark Fleming, who retired at the end of June.

Althea brings over 20 years legal experience in higher education and government agencies. For the past 14 years, she has served on the legal staff of Teachers College, Columbia University, where she rose through the ranks to become Senior Associate General Counsel. Her duties include supervising attorneys and working on matters related to higher education law, civil and commercial litigation, complex commercial transactions, contracts, construction, labor and employment law, data security and privacy, intellectual property, international collaborations, policy development and implementation, procurement, risk and crisis management, disability law, student and faculty affairs and governance.

She has also worked as a staff attorney for the New York City Transit Authority and the New York City Department of Education. She earned a BA from Colgate University and a JD from George Washington University.

Althea’s experience with complex legal issues in higher education and public institutions and her collaborative approach will help Montclair State University move forward on our journey to becoming New Jersey’s premier public service university.

Maria Anderson, who has served as Interim General Counsel since Mark’s departure, will be promoted to Deputy University Counsel. The University thanks Mark for his service and appreciates Maria’s continued dedication and skillful work on the University’s behalf.

Jonathan Koppell