Professional Staff

J. Charles Waldrup, General Counsel, joined the Office of Legal Affairs on a full-time basis in February, 2010. Before coming to North Carolina A&T State University, he was an Associate Vice President for Legal Affairs for the University of North Carolina system in Chapel Hill. His focus while there was personnel law, which included faculty issues and benefits. He has also worked as a Special Deputy Attorney general (previously an Assistant Attorney General and an Associate Attorney General) assigned to the University of North Carolina Hospitals at Chapel Hill, practicing primarily in litigation, health law, and personnel law.

Charles graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 1973. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1976 and was admitted to the North Carolina State Bar in 1976. Additionally, he has a Master of Arts in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his Ph.D. in History from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He is a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys, where he has served on the continuing education committee, and done several legal presentations and legal papers. He is also a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honorary fraternity.

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Katherine A. Murphy (“Kathy”), Deputy General Counsel and Compliance Officer, joined the Office of Legal Affairs in September 2015. 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, Legal Specialist, joined 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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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