Office of Legal Affairs


To serve as a valued, collaborative, and strategic partner to the University and to provide timely, thorough, and accurate legal advice consistent with applicable laws, policies, rules, and procedures.

The Office of Legal Affairs' responsibilities to the university include:

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Legal Advice and Counsel

This includes contract drafting, negotiation, and review, interpretation of federal and state laws, handling internal and external administrative and regulatory matters and complaints, policy review and development, and general legal education of the campus community.

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Litigation Support

We gather factual information and assist the Office of the Attorney General in the development and furtherance of the University's position in judicial and administrative forums.

Legal Counseling

Preventive Counseling

We provide timely and effective legal advice before legal problems arise in order to prevent or minimize legal liability.


For more information on the resources available to the students, faculty, and staff who shape our legal environment at NCCU, click here.

Legal Compliance

Title IX and Sexual Misconduct

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. 1681, et seq.) prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities operated by recipients of federal financial assistance.

Clery Compliance

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (“Clery Act”), originally called the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act, was passed in 1990 and has been amended and reauthorized on several occasions since its original passage.

Public Records

North Carolina Central University, as a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina and an agency of the State of North Carolina, is open and responsive to information requests from the public and the news media.

Student Records

The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act ("FERPA") (20 U.S.C. 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records maintained by institutions that receive funding from the US Department of Education.

Personnel Records

Personnel records of all employees at North Carolina Central University are maintained by the Department of Human Resources (“HR”) and by the department in which the employee works. For more information regarding the records maintained by HR, contact HR at 919- 530-6334.

Attorneys and Staff

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Bowman, Delphine


Legal Affairs

location icon Shepard Administration Building, Room

email icon[email protected]

phone icon 919-530-6105


Joyner, Ciarra J

Title IX Coordinator

Legal Affairs

location icon Nursing Building, Room 3123

email icon [email protected]

phone icon 919-530-7944


Morris-Shepard, Fenita T

General Counsel

Legal Affairs

location icon Shepard Administration Building, Room 206

email icon [email protected]

phone icon 919-530-7558

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Morton-Manley, Keir

Assistant University Legal Counsel

Legal Affairs

location icon Shepard Administration Building, Room 218c

email icon [email protected]

phone icon 919-530-5589

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Perry-Green, LaKisha

Compliance Manager

Legal Affairs

location icon Shepard Administration Building, Room 203

email icon[email protected]

phone icon 919-530-5519

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Sneed, Marc

Assistant University Legal Counsel

Legal Affairs

location icon Shepard Administration Building, Room 218A

email icon[email protected]

phone icon 919-530-6154

Practice Areas

Our service philosophy is to provide excellent legal services that also advance the business objectives of our university with sound, common-sense solutions. To maintain efficiency, we have divided the workflow into primary attorney assignments. If you have a legal question about an area not listed, please give us a call.

Questions and/or Requests

Contract questions, contract review, or to return signed contracts

Policy, regulation, or rule questions or review

Questions about public records requests

Questions related to or about free speech

General compliance issues, formal complaints, or grievances

Other general questions

Compliance and Integrity Program

The Compliance and Integrity Program at NCCU is intended to advance the university's principles and works to incorporate these values into short- and long-term choices about its business, research, and educational activities. The adoption of a compliance-focused culture by the university and the establishment of crucial objectives for achieving those objectives are prerequisites for the program's success at NCCU.

Eagle Brief Newsletter

Eagle Briefs is intended to provide the NCCU community with important updates regarding compliance with federal and state laws and regulations; new NCCU policies, regulations and rules; and more information regarding processes that individuals need to be familiar with as students, faculty, and staff.

This website is designed to provide you with information about the Office of Legal Affairs and the types of services that we provide. It is not intended to provide legal advice and should not be used as a substitute for contacting and consulting with a member of the Office of Legal Affairs staff.