Office of General Counsel

Office of the Vice President & General Counsel

Welcome to Park University’s Office of General Counsel. The OGC advises the University’s Board of Trustees regarding governance and legal issues. It also advises the president and other executive staff members, and as appropriate, other senior administrators, faculty and staff, about University-related legal and regulatory matters. These include the University's business transactions, contractual relationships, real estate interests, policy formulation and compliance, litigation, dispute resolution, collective bargaining and other human resource matters.

The Office of General Council also represents the University before state courts, administrative agencies, regulatory bodies, municipal boards, commissions and in various transaction-related negotiations. Additionally, the OGC coordinates the work of outside legal counsel retained to represent the interests of the University in judicial and administrative proceedings.

The OGC provides legal representation and counsel only pursuant to requests submitted to the OGC after the requests have been approved by the University’s president or a vice president. An Office of General Counsel request form is available through this site. The OGC does not provide legal services to individual University employees or students regarding personal legal matters, nor does it represent individual employees or students in judicial and administrative proceedings.

The Office of General Counsel is led by Courtney E. Goddard, J.D., vice president and general counsel. Ami Wisdom, executive assistant, supports the office.

Contact Us

Courtney Goddard

Vice President & General Counsel
(816) 584-6559
(816) 584-6541 fax

Ami Wisdom

Executive Assistant
(816) 584-6542