Shelley Green, University General Counsel

Shelley Z. Green, Esq., University General Counsel since 1982, is stepping down from her post at the end of December, but will continue in a consulting role for the University.

She announced her decision in a letter sent to colleagues last week, saying,

"As I approach twenty years of service to Penn, I have been assessing the needs of the institution in light of my own commitments, concerns and aspirations. I have been looking forward to spending more time with my family as my children navigate their middle school years. I have also been seeking time to explore more deeply some long-standing interests.

"I have therefore decided that this is the right time for me to step down from my position as General Counsel of the University and will do so December 31. At the Uni-versity's request, I have agreed to continue to provide services on a consulting basis as a senior advisor to the University. This will permit me to continue to serve the institution while I pursue other goals.

"It has been a privilege and a delight to work with so many talented colleagues in the Office of the General Counsel and throughout the University. I hope you will help me meet the challenge of sustaining our relationships in the future."

Ms. Green is a 1970 alumna of Vas-sar College who did graduate work at the New School for Social Research before taking her J.D. at Harvard in 1974. After four years as an associate with the Washington, D.C., firm of Sutherland, Asbill and Brennan, she spent a year at the Office of Legal Counsel of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1978-79.

She joined Penn in 1979 as assistant general counsel and became associate general counsel a year later.

"During nearly two decades at Penn, Shelley has counseled the University wisely and well," said President Judith Rodin. "I offer deep appreciation for her long and valued service and great respect for her work. I am delighted that she has agreed to continue her counsel to Penn as a senior advisor."

Added Peter Erichsen, Vice President and General Counsel, "Shelley will be greatly missed. She is a tremendous lawyer who has provided 19 years of dedicated and energetic service to the University. She has been unstinting in her willingness to share with me her deeply felt and thoughtful views about the University and about the work of the office she has led for so many years. I know that she will enjoy great success in the future. I am very pleased that she has agreed to be available to the University in the months to come."

Almanac, Vol. 45, No. 12, November 17, 1998