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General Counsel

The Texas State University System's Office of the Vice Chancellor and General Counsel (OGC) provides legal counsel to the Board of Regents, chancellor, universities, colleges, and institute that comprise the System, striving to offer timely and responsible advice on a broad array of legal issues facing public, complex institutions of higher education. The OGC serves the campuses by providing strong, vigorous, and reasoned legal representation and advocacy in order to help those institutions achieve their critical missions. The System also offers proactive legal training, on a variety of legal topics, including but not limited to, Title IX and ethics.

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System Staff

System Austin Office:

Nelly R. Herrera, J.D.
Vice Chancellor and General Counsel
(512) 463-9976
Jessica L. Sentz, J.D.
Associate General Counsel
(512) 463-1809
Therese Sternenberg
Assistant Vice Chancellor
(512) 463-6376
Sandra Poel
Administrative & Legal Assistant
(512) 463-1808
System Office Staff hosted at Lamar University:
Bennett Bartlett, J.D.
Associate General Counsel
(409) 880-8039
Legal Assistant
(409) 880-8249
System Office Staff hosted at Sam Houston State University:
Sandra S. Horne, J.D.
Associate General Counsel
Legal Information Coordinator
Legal Assistant
System Office Staff hosted at Texas State University:
Charmaine Mazzantini, J.D.
Associate General Counsel
(512) 245-2530
Molly Cost, J.D.
Assistant General Counsel
(512) 245-8115
Legal Assistant
(512) 245-4980
Rosa Linda Carranza
Senior Administrative Assistant
(512) 245-2530