Associate General Counsel

Esther Henry

Phone: 865-974-0328

Esther Henry joined the Office of the General Counsel in May 2022. In the role of Associate General Counsel, Esther assists with student affairs, faculty affairs, and employment matters.

Esther holds a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and a Bachelor of Science in Management from Purdue University (West Lafayette). She received her J.D. from Indiana University (Bloomington) – Maurer School of Law.

Previously, Esther served as Senior Associate General Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel of Oregon State University (Corvallis), which she joined in June 2015. In that role, Esther supervised four attorneys and primarily practiced within student, employment, Title IX and sexual misconduct, compliance and emergency response areas.

Prior to OSU, Esther served at the Colorado School of Mines (Golden, CO) as Associate Counsel from October 2006 through June 2015, where she was a true generalist in a two-attorney office.

From September 2002 through October 2006, Esther was the HIPAA Project Manager and Privacy Officer for the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (now the Anschutz Medical Campus) in Denver and Aurora. In that role, she was responsible for implementing HIPAA compliance, delivering employee training, and responding to privacy-related allegations and requests.

Esther began her higher education practice at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Office of General Counsel in September 2000. She was a Research Associate Attorney in that role and primarily advised related to the campus’ health professions academic programs, public records, compliance and student matters.

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