About Us

Our Mission

The University of St. Thomas Office of General Counsel (OGC) works to provide effective, practical and strategic counsel that:

  • reflects the St. Thomas mission, vision and convictions; 
  • assures compliance with applicable laws; and
  • makes the best use of available resources, consistent with the university's strategic priorities.

We seek to meet the highest standards of ethics, integrity and professionalism in our work and to treat clients and counterparties alike with empathy, dignity and respect.

We work creatively and collaboratively with clients and counterparties to determine the best approach under the circumstances. At the same time, we always keep in mind the overarching goal to develop solutions, systems and practices that maximize opportunity and reduce risk for St. Thomas on a sustainable basis over time.