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Greg Mohar becomes new Interim General Counsel for UC


With great appreciation for his 19 years of dedicated service to UC, I am writing to report to you that General Counsel Mitchell D. McCrate has informed me of his intention to step down. Mitchell has assured me that he will work closely with us to ensure a smooth transition, and I am truly grateful for his willingness to do so.

Mitchell has served as General Counsel since December 2006, including his time as Interim General Counsel. A graduate of Duke Law School, he joined the Office of the General Counsel at UC in 1993. Prior to that, he was an associate at Taft, Stettinius & Hollister in Cincinnati and held similar positions at two firms in Chicago.

As we make the transition to new leadership in the position of General Counsel, we will also restructure the position to report directly to me. Those of you who have been employed at UC for some time will remember that the General Counsel reported to the President prior to the Zimpher administration, and I believe that this former structure best serves the needs of the university and our future.

While we search for a new General Counsel, I have asked Greg Mohar to serve as Interim General Counsel, and he has graciously agreed. Greg joined UC as an associate general counsel in March 2005 after more than 20 years in private practice and is an alumnus of the UC College of Law.

Please join me in thanking Mitch for all that he has done for the university over the past two decades, and in welcoming Greg to this interim position.