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Villanova University Appoints E. Michael Zubey, Jr., as Vice President and General Counsel


Villanova University President, the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD,
today announced the appointment of E. Michael Zubey, Jr., as Vice
President and General Counsel, effective Aug. 17. In this role, Zubey
will oversee all University legal affairs and is responsible for the
vision and leadership of Villanova's overall legal strategy. As Vice
President and General Counsel, he will serve as a member of the
President's Cabinet and advise the President, Board of Trustees and
administrative officers on a broad range of legal matters.

"Michael's vast legal experience, and intimate knowledge of Villanova,
make him an ideal fit to advise and guide our University through the
increasingly complex issues facing higher education," said Father
Donohue. "I'm pleased to have Michael on my leadership team and look
forward to working closely with him in this role."

Zubey brings more than 20 years of legal experience to his new role,
with extensive management and legal experience in university, corporate
and non-profit settings, specializing in higher education, employment,
labor and municipal law. He joined Villanova's Office of the Vice
President and General Counsel as Associate General Counsel in May 2013.
In this role, Zubey managed litigation for the University and provided
advice and counsel to all areas of the University on a wide variety of
legal matters.

"Villanova is among the nation's premier academic institutions and I am
honored to have the opportunity to serve the University as Vice
President and General Counsel," said Zubey. "I look forward to working
with University leadership to guide the legal strategy for Villanova as
it continues its strong forward momentum."

Prior to joining Villanova, Zubey was a partner at the law firm of
Masano Bradley, LLP for 10 years. During his tenure at Masano Bradley,
he was appointed by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor to serve as a
Labor and Employment Mediator and served as counsel for Alvernia
University, where he was involved with the transition of the college
into a university in 2008. Zubey previously served as an Assistant
District Attorney for the Berks County District Attorney's Office and
was the lead prosecutor in the major felony court, responsible for
prosecuting violent crimes. While in private practice, he served on the
Board of Directors for the Berks Chapter of the American Red Cross, the
Greater Reading Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Berks County Bar
Association as the chair of the employment law section and co-chair of
the Governmental Affairs Committee.

Zubey is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United
States, The United States Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit and the
Federal District Courts for the Middle and Eastern Districts of
Pennsylvania, as well as the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Zubey received
a Bachelor of Arts degree in both economics and psychology from
Villanova University and earned a Juris Doctor degree from Villanova
University's Charles Widger School of Law.

About Villanova University: Since 1842, Villanova University's
Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition has been the cornerstone of
an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act
compassionately and succeed while serving others. There are more than
10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students in the University's six
colleges—the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova School
of Business, the College of Engineering, the M. Louise Fitzpatrick
College of Nursing, the College of Professional Studies and the
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. Ranked among the
nation's top universities, Villanova supports its students' intellectual
growth and prepares them to become ethical leaders who create positive
change everywhere life takes them. For more, visit

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