September 13, 2011

SIU selects McLellan as general counsel

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Jeffrey C. McLellan, has been named by the Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees to the position of general counsel.

McLellan, who has 15 years of legal experience representing public institutions of higher education, including the last seven as the senior associate general counsel and assistant to the chancellor at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, was approved last Thursday during the SIU Board of Trustees meeting in Edwardsville.

“Over the last few months I have had the distinct pleasure of working with Jeff in his interim capacity,” said SIU President Glenn Poshard.  “His extensive legal background and his broad experience in higher education law will serve the University well in this important position.”

McLellan’s professional work experiences also include serving as a university attorney at Georgia Southern University and as an assistant professor at the University of Georgia.  He attended law school at the University of Georgia and earned a Master’s and doctorate from the University of Toledo.  He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana.