SPSU hires first university counsel

Feb 25, 2013, 12:30 ET from Southern Polytechnic State University

MARIETTA, Ga., Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alana Kyriakakis, J.D., joins Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU) as the university's first in-house counsel. She will report directly to President Lisa A. Rossbacher.

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Kyriakakis was formerly a legal advisor at Georgia Health Sciences University (GHSU) in Augusta. In that role, she provided legal advice for the full spectrum of institutional operations, including human resources, faculty and student grievances, policies and procedures, intellectual property, allegations of misconduct and discrimination, and contracts. In her new position, she will provide legal support in all areas of instruction and administration at SPSU.

Prior to joining GHSU, Kyriakakis had a private practice as an employment litigator, often working with University System of Georgia institutions and other state agencies as a special assistant attorney general (appointed by the attorney general of Georgia).

Kyriakakis earned a bachelor's degree in communication from the University of Oklahoma (Norman, Okla.), with a minor in Greek. She received her law degree from the University of South Carolina (Columbia, S.C.), where she earned a number of honors, including serving on the editorial board for the South Carolina Law Review.

She has been active in the Augusta community and has served on the boards of several non-profits, including service as vice president of the Augusta Bar Association. Kyriakakis also has provided educational seminars to various groups of professionals including continuing education legal courses in the area of employment law.

At Southern Polytechnic State University, students study the sciences and technologies in a unique, practical manner, as they pursue an education that is career-based and well balanced. SPSU is a residential, co-educational member of the University System of Georgia with approximately 6,200 students who study on the 198 acres of naturally wooded landscape in the historic and vibrant city of Marietta (just 20 minutes from downtown Atlanta). SPSU, through a fusion of technology with the liberal arts and sciences, creates a learning community that encourages thoughtful inquiry, diverse perspectives and strong preparation of our graduates to be leaders in an increasingly technological world.

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