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ACU names Slade Sullivan general counsel

Slade Sullivan

For immediate release
February 3, 2006

Abilene Christian University has named Slade Sullivan, J.D., general counsel for the university and The ACU Foundation.  Sullivan has been serving as interim general counsel after working as an attorney for The ACU Foundation for three years.

"Slade has demonstrated knowledge, professionalism and an ability to quickly learn and adapt," said Dr. Royce Money, ACU president.  "His educational background and experience make him a great fit for this role, and we are fortunate to have someone of his caliber to represent and assist ACU in legal matters."

As general counsel for ACU, Sullivan prepares and reviews legal documents and provides legal advice (or representation) to the board of trustees, the president and administration and to all divisions of the university.  As general counsel for The ACU Foundation, he advises donors and friends of ACU on planned giving and estate planning matters and prepares legal documentations for gift transactions.  He also conducts seminars for donors and professional advisors.

Sullivan received his bachelor's degree in human communication in 1995 and his master's degree in the same field in 1997.  He graduated from Harvard Law School in 2000.  He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the National Committee on Planned Giving and the National Association of College and University Attorneys.

Prior to coming to ACU, Sullivan practiced law at Thompson & Knight, LLP, in Dallas in the taxation, estate planning and exempt organizations practice groups.

Sullivan and his wife, Dava Lynn, have three children and are members of Highland Church of Christ. 

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