NKU Appoints Auburn University’s Grant Garber as Vice President of Legal/General Counsel

Northern Kentucky University announces that it has named Grant Garber as its next vice president for legal affairs/general counsel. Garber will join NKU on July 18.

“We are delighted to have Grant Garber join NKU as the university’s next vice president for legal affairs and general counsel,” said NKU President Ashish Vaidya. “With his extensive experience in public higher education and his strong commitment to our mission, Grant will be a strategic thinking partner for the leadership team as we navigate an uncertain and complex legal and compliance landscape that challenges us. waits.”

Garber comes to NKU from Auburn University, where he has served as an Academic Advocate since 2018. Concurrently, Garber is also the Senior Advocate for Auburn University – Montgomery (AUM). In this dual role, Garber performs all legal work for AUM, a separately accredited institution run by its own management team. At Auburn, he focuses on a wide range of business issues and projects in employment and student affairs.

“NKU is a special place, with a campus community that shares a deep commitment to the success of our students and our region, and it is a true privilege to serve NKU as General Counsel,” said Garber. “I am delighted to join Dr. Vaidya and the entire faculty and staff of NKU in addressing the laudable challenges we face in higher education and in realizing our common mission.”

Prior to his tenure at Auburn University, Garber served as Associate General Counsel for Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He began his career working for law firms in Ohio and North Carolina, where he represented utilities, universities and other institutional clients.

Garber is a graduate of Georgetown University and Duke University School of Law.

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