Office of General Counsel
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Office of General Counsel

The mission of the Office of General Counsel at Texas Southern University is to proactively manage legal affairs and solve legal problems to achieve Texas Southern University's overall educational mission. 

Texas Southern University's Office of General Counsel (OGC) is responsible for serving the legal needs of the University's Board of Regents, its Administration and the employees when acting in the course and scope of employment. Cheryl Cash supervises and directs the activities of the OGC's in-house staff.

Members of the Texas Southern University community should contact the office about any and all legal issues involving the University. OGC provides legal services in a wide variety of practice areas, including policy interpretation, purchasing and sales of goods and services, real estate transactions, construction contracts, and ethics and conflicts of interest.

The OGC cannot provide legal advice or representation to employees or students about legal issues of a personal nature (e.g.divorce, will and landlord,/tenant issues). In addition, the OGC doe snot provide advice in matters unrelated to University business or to individuals whose interests are or may be adverse to the University.   

Disclaimer: The Texas Southern University Office of General Counsel has developed this web site so that the University community may become more familiar with the office. These web pages are for general information only.  They are not intended to provide specific legal advice for any specific situation.  Legal advice can be provided only in the course of an attorney-client relationship with reference to legal issues involving the University and with information as to the facts of a specific situation.  Thus, information on these web pages must not be relied on as a substitute for obtaining legal advice from a licensed attorney.  While the OGC may provide links to timely and authoritative information, the content of linked sites is subject to local disclaimers, and the Office of General Counsel makes no guarantees, express or implied, concerning the accuracy of the content.            

  Contact Us
  Cheryl Cash, Interim General Counsel
Hannah Hall, Office 310B
Office Extension: 4216
email: cashcg@tsu.edu

  Kenneth A. McKanders, Deputy General Counsel
Hannah Hall, Office 310C
Office Extension: 1818
email: mckanderska@tsu.edu

  Yolanda Buckner, Attorney Fellow
Hannah Hall, Office 310D
Office Extension: 7893
email: Yolanda.Buckner@tsu.edu

  Kedric Patterson, Legal Assistant
Hannah Hall, Suite 310 (Front Desk)
Office Extension: 7950
email: pattersonkl@tsu.edu