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Last modified: Monday, November 6, 2006

IU names Frapwell vice president and general counsel

Nov. 6, 2006

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University Counsel Dorothy J. Frapwell has been designated IU's vice president and general counsel.

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Dorothy Frapwell

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The change in title was announced Friday (Nov. 3) by IU President Adam W. Herbert during a meeting of the IU Board of Trustees in Fort Wayne, Ind., and is effective immediately.

Herbert told trustees that he had conducted a review of major research universities and found that many place the responsibilities of general legal counsel at the vice presidential level. He said designating Frapwell as vice president would be more consistent with her responsibilities, which include serving as chief legal adviser to both the president and the IU Board of Trustees.

Frapwell joined the IU legal staff in 1975 as an associate university counsel. In 1990, she was named special counsel to the president and associate university counsel. In 1994, she was named university counsel, heading an office that includes six associate attorneys in Bloomington, Ind., and Indianapolis.

Frapwell holds a bachelor of science degree from Pennsylvania State University and a juris doctorate from the IU School of Law-Bloomington.

She is currently serving on the Indiana Supreme Court Character and Fitness Committee and the IU School of Law Board of Visitors. She is a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys and the Monroe County Bar Association.