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UNC Selects New General Counsel

Tamra English, J.D., brings over a decade of experience in public higher education to new role

After launching a national search in January, the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) is pleased to announce the hiring of Tamra English, J.D., as the university’s next general counsel and secretary to the Board of Trustees. She will begin her role at UNC on June 10.

English comes to UNC after spending over a decade with the University of Texas System (UT System) Office of General Counsel. Starting as an attorney with the office in 2012, she was quickly promoted through several roles, most recently serving as assistant vice chancellor and managing counsel. In her position, English led a team of attorneys and administrative professionals, providing legal advice and counsel to the UT System and its academic and health institutions. Prior to her career in public higher education, English spent 14 years as an attorney in private practice.

As general counsel and secretary to the board, English will lead the Office of General Counsel and provide in-house legal advising services to the university and the board.

“I am excited to welcome Tamra to my leadership team. She brings over 12 years of experience in public higher education and a firm grasp of the current and evolving legal landscape facing colleges and universities,” said UNC President Andy Feinstein. “Tamra also brings a deep commitment to UNC’s mission and values, and I am confident that she will help advance our priorities as we enter the third phase of ourRowing, Not Drifting 2030 strategic plan.”

English received her bachelor’s degree from Baylor University and her Juris Doctor degree from Baylor School of Law.

“I am honored to join UNC’s community during this exciting time," said English. "I am inspired by UNC’s commitment to transforming the lives of students, valuing strong community connections and inclusivity.  I look forward to working together with the Board of Trustees, the leadership team and the campus community to advance the Rowing, Not Drifting 2030 strategic plan.”

English succeeds Dan Satriana, who has been serving as interim general counsel and secretary to the board since June 2023 prior to retiring in 2021 after 12 years of service to UNC.

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