Professional Staff

Melissa Jackson Holloway, Vice Chancellor and General Counsel, joined the Office of Legal Affairs in May 2019 as General Counsel and Vice Chancellor of Legal, Risk and Compliance. She came to North Carolina A&T State University from Ball State University, in Muncie Indiana, where she served as Deputy General Counsel. Melissa also served as General Counsel at North Carolina Central University and Chief Legal Affairs Officer at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Melissa is a 1996 honors graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School. She earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Syracuse University in 1991. In 1993, Melissa earned as M.A. in Public Administration and from Binghamton University. Before her career in higher education, Melissa was an associate attorney with the firm of Foley & Lardner in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Melissa currently serves on the National Association of College and University Attorney’s (NACUA) Board of Directors, as Chair of the NACUA Committee on Membership and Member Services, and is a member of the NACUA Board Advisory Council on Diversity and Inclusivity.

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Sheena J. Cobrand, Associate Vice Chancellor and Deputy General Counsel, joined the Office of Legal Affairs as Deputy General Counsel in April 2020. Immediately before joining the office, Sheena was an attorney with the North Carolina Department of Commerce, Division of Employment Security (DES). Her representation included judicial review proceedings, injunction matters, employment grievances, discrimination claims, and confidentiality matters. As DES’s Rulemaking Coordinator, Sheena drafted and oversaw the adoption of more than 100 rules in the North Carolina Administrative Code. She also led a multi-work unit team that brought DES into compliance with the U.S. Department of Labor’s (USDOL) second-level appeal standards after more than 30 years of monthly noncompliance. The process changes implemented have allowed DES to remain compliant since 2014.

Sheena has litigated hundreds of cases including employment, unemployment insurance benefits and tax, dependency, termination of parental rights, and criminal matters. She also presided over and participated in hundreds of administrative hearings.

Sheena is a graduate of the Florida State University College of Law where she was a member and Articles and Notes Editor for the Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law. She also earned a journalism degree from Florida A&M University. Sheena is a North Carolina-certified public manager and is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in North Carolina. She is also admitted to the Florida Bar and State Bar of Tennessee.

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Sean C. Walker, Associate General Counsel, joined the Office of Legal Affairs as Associate General Counsel in September 2023.  Prior to moving to the Higher Education sector, Sean spent twenty-six years engaged in private practice in both civil litigation and transactional law while serving as outside counsel to a private college, public school system, government bodies, banking institutions and corporate entities.

Sean graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1994, earning the degree of Bachelor of Arts in History with Honors and Distinction, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.  He received his Juris Doctor degree from Campbell University in 1997.  Sean is admitted to practice in North Carolina and in the federal courts of North Carolina.

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Saundra D. Ross, Executive Assistant to the General Counsel, Office of Legal Affairs, joined the Office of Legal Affairs as the Executive Assistant to the General Counsel in 2018.  Prior to working in the Office of Legal Affairs, Saundra worked in the Student Center as an Administrative Specialist from 2015 to 2018.  Before beginning a career in higher education, Saundra worked in the Healthcare and Insurance industries for several years. 

Saundra is a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.  She is a member of the North Carolina A&T Staff Senate and actively serves on several advisory boards in the community. 

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Contact Information:
The Office of Legal Affairs is located:
Dowdy Administration Building, Suite 422
1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, North Carolina 27411

Telephone: (336) 334-7592 Fax: (336) 334-7194