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AZ/IL: Midwestern University Appoints New Vice President and General Counsel

September 15, 2015

by Office of Communications

Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Midwestern University, is pleased to announce the appointment of Barbara L. McCloud, Esq., as Vice President and General Counsel.

Ms. McCloud has worked closely with Midwestern University for many years as an advisor and has provided defense and litigation services for a variety of issues. She will provide professional advice on critical strategic, legal, and public policy issues, along with a number of services in connection with financings, contacts, employment issues, and science and technology agreements and licensing. She will also be responsible for the Department of Risk Management on both the Glendale and Downers Grove campuses and provide compliance oversight and other services and counsel to the University and its medical, dental, optometry, and veterinary clinics. 

"I am pleased that Ms. McCloud has joined our leadership team," said Dr. Goeppinger. "Her past experience, knowledge of higher education, and extensive skills are assets to our mission of educating the next generation of healthcare professionals."  

Ms. McCloud has extensive experience as a former Assistant Attorney General; as Associate General Counsel for the University of Kansas, which included the medical school and hospital system; as an attorney for the legal firm of Snell and Wilmer; and, most recently, in private practice providing general counsel for many clients in mediation, arbitration, administrative procedures, hearings, and litigation in state, federal, and tribal trial and appellate courts.  She has been admitted to Bar Associations in Arizona, Kansas, Missouri, United States District Courts in Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, and Texas, as well as the United States Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. 

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Office of Communications
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