NC State’s chief legal counsel, Eileen Goldgeier, will leave the university at the end of the summer to take a similar position at her alma mater, Brown University.
In a message to university leaders on Wednesday, Chancellor Randy Woodson praised Goldgeier for her contributions to NC State. “From compliance to policy reform, Eileen has touched every part of this campus in a very positive way,” he said.
Goldgeier joined NC State as associate general counsel in 1997, then moved to UNC Wilmington in 2003 to serve as general counsel. She returned to NC State in 2010 as vice chancellor and general counsel.
Among other accomplishments, Goldgeier collaborated with the Chancellor’s Cabinet in leading an enterprise risk management process, developed an Office of General Counsel strategic plan, advised on the creation of an organizational compliance and integrity program, and handled numerous First Amendment and Title IX issues.
At Brown, she will serve as the institution’s chief legal officer, advising senior officers and members of the faculty and staff on a broad range of legal and strategic matters, as well as leading a team of attorneys and staff members.
She graduated from Brown with a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, then earned a law degree at Emory University School of Law. Earlier in her career she was assistant general counsel at Johns Hopkins University and an associate at Venable LLP.