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Singer Named STLCC General Counsel

Thursday, August 27, 2020

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Lucy Singer has been appointed general counsel at St. Louis Community College. 

The native St. Louisan joins STLCC Sept. 1 after serving as vice president and general counsel at the University of the South (Sewanee, Tenn.) since November 2017. 

Singer will be responsible for advising College administrators, officials and the board of trustees on a wide variety of legal matters, including compliance with College policies and applicable local, state and federal laws, and identifying and minimizing the College’s legal risks.  

“I am thrilled at the chance to return to my hometown, and am excited about the opportunity to provide legal service and leadership to the College,” Singer said. “While I have valued and learned a great deal in my role as general counsel at the University of the South, my heart is in public higher education. I value and am committed to St. Louis Community College’s mission of high quality educational experiences, integrity, dignity and multicultural competence. I welcome the opportunity to be part of the St. Louis Community College community.” 

Singer has extensive legal experience in higher education. Prior to her appointment at University of the South, Singer served as senior associate general counsel and deputy general counsel at the University of Vermont from 2005 to 2017, and as senior associate general counsel at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville from 1999 to 2005. 

Prior to serving in-house at higher education institutions, Singer was in private practice in St. Louis, representing colleges and universities, among other clients. 

Singer earned her juris doctorate from Saint Louis University School of Law, graduating summa cum laude. She holds a master’s degree in social work from Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in social work from Southwest Missouri State University (now Missouri State University). She is a graduate of Nerinx Hall High School. 

Singer is a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys. 

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