Linda K. (Elle) Morgan, an attorney with extensive experience in higher education, has been named Vice President and General Counsel at Springfield College, effective Aug. 26, 2019, President Mary-Beth Cooper has announced.
Morgan will provide legal counsel and guidance to the leadership of the College and will serve as secretary to its board of trustees. She will be a member of the president’s senior leadership team.
Joining Springfield College with 13 years of service as a practicing attorney and more than six years in positions of senior-level organizational management and financial administration, Morgan is demonstrably practiced in providing leadership to institutional compliance with laws and regulations pertinent to higher education including the Higher Education Opportunity Act, Title IX, FERPA, HIPAA, and the Jeanne Clery Act.
She provides experience in broad aspects of law and related matters including contracts, agreements, litigation, legal investigations, dispute resolution, mediation, business formation, compliance, and management. Morgan is admitted to the bars of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the State of New York, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and the Supreme Court of the United States of America.
“I am delighted that Elle will join the senior leadership team of Springfield College,” said Cooper. “Her nearly 20 years of legal and professional experience in directly-relevant roles within higher education and non-profit organizations will provide a great resource to the College and ensure that we continue to provide the best experience for our students and our community.”
Morgan most recently worked for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts providing expertise in areas of employment law adjudication and related statutory interpretation. Her previous experience also includes service as Associate Dean for Gender Equity at Bard College, grant administrator within the School of Medicine at the University of Maryland, and as an attorney in private practice. She possesses a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Maryland University College and a Juris Doctor from Western New England University School of Law. She has teaching experience as an adjunct professor at Holyoke Community College and Greenfield Community College.
“I am pleased to have this opportunity to contribute to the distinct mission of Springfield College,” said Morgan. “I look forward to partnering with President Cooper and all members of the Springfield College community in furthering the College’s historic commitment to the education of the whole person.”
Morgan and her husband, Bryant, share six sons and live in Greenfield, Mass.