Professional Staff


Katherine A. Murphy (“Kathy”), Interim General Counsel and Compliance Officerjoined the Office of Legal Affairs as Deputy General Counsel in September 2015. She became Interim General Counsel on September 1, 2018. Kathy came to North Carolina A&T State University from the N.C. Attorney General’s Office, where she worked in the Education Section representing all the campuses of the University of North Carolina system, among other clients, in litigation. Before becoming an attorney, Kathy was a tenured professor in the Mathematics Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Kathy earned a B.A. with Honors in Mathematics from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1979. In 1983 she received a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Brown University. She obtained her J.D. with High Honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1999. Kathy is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Order of the Coif.

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Rashanda L. Lowery, Interim Legal Specialistjoined the Office of Legal Affairs in May 2005. Rashanda is a graduate of North Carolina Central School of Law, Durham, North Carolina and received her Juris Doctorate in May 2002. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from North Carolina Central University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science in 1999. In 2006, Rashanda received her certification as an Equal Employment Opportunity Adjunct Trainer from the Office of State Personnel in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is a member of several University committees such as: Residency Appeals, Public Relations Council and Emergency Response Team. She is also a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

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Saundra D. Crenshaw, Executive Assistant

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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