About Legal Services at ACU

The mission of the Office of Legal Services is to serve the university by advising about compliance with applicable laws and policies, minimizing legal risks and costs, facilitating transactions, and providing legal advocacy on behalf of the university.

Slade SullivanSlade Sullivan, Esq.
General Counsel

Slade directs ACU's Office of Legal Services. He serves as the Secretary to the Board of Trustees and provides legal counsel to the President, the Board of Trustees and ACU's senior academic and administrative officers. He also presides over the Office of Risk Management and advises on the legal implications of University policy and decision-making. Before coming to ACU, he worked for Thompson & Knight, LLP, in Dallas in the taxation, estate planning, and exempt organizations practice groups. He received his B.S. and M.A. in Human Communication from Abilene Christian University and his J.D. from Harvard Law School. His professional associations include: The Texas State Bar Association, National Association of College and University Attorneys, and United Educators.