Maureen Redeker Named General Counsel at SUU

Published: December 09, 2020 | Author: David Bishop | Read Time: 2 minutes

Maureen Redeker, Southern Utah University general counselFollowing an extensive national search, attorney Maureen Redeker has been named General Counsel for Southern Utah University. Redeker is currently deputy general counsel at Kansas State University and has more than a decade of legal experience with a focus in higher education. Redeker will begin her appointment on January 6.

“We are thrilled that Maureen and her family are joining the SUU community,” said President Scott L Wyatt. “This was one of the strongest applicant pools I’ve ever seen, and Maureen’s specialized and extensive experience in higher education law set her apart during the interview process. She is an accomplished attorney and will be a great asset to our campus.”

Redeker comes to SUU from Kansas State University, where she served in a variety of positions within the University’s legal office. She started as a staff attorney and later progressed to assistant general counsel, associate general counsel, and deputy general counsel. She also worked as an administrative law attorney for the United States Army in Fort Riley, Kansas, as well as an attorney for another Kansas state agency and a large law firm in Kansas City. She began her career as a federal judicial law clerk to Judge John Lungstrum of the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas.

“I am honored to join the SUU community. I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know several administrators on campus and look forward to meeting and collaborating with many more,” Redeker said. “My family and I have enjoyed visiting the southern Utah region for several years, and we are excited we now get to call it home.”

As General Counsel, Redeker will serve as SUU’s chief legal officer and oversee the university’s legal office. As a member of the President’s Council, she will provide counsel and advice to the Board of Trustees, administrators and other campus groups on critical strategic, legal, and policy issues including personnel and employment issues, ethics, contracts, risk management, compliance and Title IX, among many others.

Redeker holds a Juris Doctor degree from Florida State University College of Law, graduating in the top 1% of her class, and bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration and Psychology from Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri. As an undergraduate, Redeker was on the women’s basketball team and scored 1,000+ career points. In 2012, she was inducted into the Maryville University Athletics Hall of Fame.

“It is obvious Maureen is used to working hard and has distinguished herself as a dedicated attorney, leader and lifelong learner,” said Stuart Jones, Vice President for Advancement and Enrollment Management and member of the selection committee. “We are excited to have her expertise in this role.”

Redeker and her husband Travis are the parents of three children. Their family loves the outdoors and looks forward to exploring all of the outdoor recreation opportunities southern Utah has to offer.

Redeker replaces Ann Marie Allen, who was appointed as a judge for the 5th District Court by Governor Gary Herbert.

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