Lucy Singer announced as new University legal counsel

University of the South Vice-Chancellor John McCardell has announced the appointment of Lucy Singer as legal counsel to the University, effective November 1.

As legal counsel, Singer will be responsible for advising University administrators on a wide variety of legal matters, including compliance with university policies and applicable laws, and identifying and minimizing the University’s legal risks. She has been at the University of Vermont since 2005, and has served as deputy general counsel there since 2016. 

At UVM, Singer has provided legal services on a wide variety of higher education legal issues, including human resources and employment, student affairs, contracts, and statutory and regulatory issues, including Title IX. Her previous experience includes service at Southern Illinois University as well as with a law firm focused on education and employment law.

Lucy Singer has a bachelor’s degree from Southwest Missouri State University, an MSW from Washington University in St. Louis, and a JD from St. Louis University School of Law.

“I want to thank Provost Nancy Berner and the members of the Search Advisory Committee who assisted me in the challenging task of finding a successor to Donna Pierce, who will retire in December,” said McCardell. “We have reached a very favorable outcome.”