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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.


Vice Chancellor and General Counsel
(512) 463-9976
Emily Ardolino, J.D.
Associate General Counsel
(512) 463-7011
Jeffrey E. Farrell, J.D.
Associate General Counsel
(512) 463-1488
Sandra Poel
Executive Legal Assistant
(512) 463-1812
Jessica L. Sentz, J.D.
Associate General Counsel
(512) 463-1809
Hannah Taplin
Executive Administrative Specialist
Karen Perry
Legal Assistant
Ginger Yount
Legal Assistant
San Marcos
Rosa Linda Carranza
Senior Administrative Assistant
(512) 245-2530
Kara Holsinger. J.D.
Associate General Counsel
(512) 245-8115
Charmaine Mazzantini, J.D.
Associate General Counsel
(512) 245-2530
Ashley Minton Wersterfer
Legal Assistant
(512) 245-4980