Paul Meggett named Appalachian State University General Counsel
Dear Members of the Appalachian Community:
I am pleased to announce Paul Meggett has accepted my offer to serve as general counsel for Appalachian, effective June 18.
Paul is a former law professor and interim dean at Charlotte School of Law, and prior to that appointment, spent more than a decade in a dual, in-house counsel role as associate general counsel for the UNC Health Care System and as Assistant University Counsel for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Paul will oversee Appalachian’s Office of General Counsel, which provides legal services for the university, including assisting in achievement of university goals within the framework of state and federal laws, as well as policies and plans adopted by the Board of Governors, UNC System President, Board of Trustees and Chancellor; and compliance with applicable local, state, federal and international laws in all activities undertaken by the university. The education and training of university officers and employees to prevent or appropriately resolve disputes affecting the university's operations are also objectives of the Office of General Counsel.
Paul brings both general counsel and academy experience to this role. Additionally, he exemplifies the concept of servant leadership, with a solid history of volunteering his expertise and guidance to the communities in which he has lived. We are fortunate to welcome him into the Appalachian Community.
I commend the search committee for its diligence and service throughout the national search process.