As General Counsel for the University, Angela serves as the University’s chief legal officer. She directs and manages the provision of all legal services to the University while supporting and advancing the overall mission and Cardinal Principles of the University.
Before accepting her current position with the University, Angela was Senior Vice-President-General Counsel for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) Foundation where she served as chief legal counsel for a private foundation with $2 billion in assets under management and helped direct social impact projects in Africa, South America, and the Middle East. Angela has over 15 years of experience as General Counsel for various institutions of higher education, including Kentucky State University and Fisk University. She also served as an attorney for the Kentucky Public Service Commission.
A native of Lexington, Kentucky, Angela earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia where she graduated with honors. She received a Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts and is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association. She is a Kentucky Colonel, a graduate of Leadership Kentucky, and is very active in several Louisville civic organizations.
In addition to her role as General Counsel and Vice President for Legal Affairs, Angela was appointed to serve as Chief of Staff for Interim President Lori Stewart Gonzalez in December of 2021.