Louis Lessem

Vice President & General Counsel at Wayne State University

Louis Lessem

Louis Lessem

Vice President & General Counsel at Wayne State University

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Wayne State University
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Louis Lessem
Vice President and General Counsel
Louis Lessem has been Vice President and General Counsel for Wayne State since 1997. He was Associate General Counsel from 1994 to 1997 and Assistant General Counsel from 1988 to 1994. Mr. Lessem received both his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, and his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Michigan. Mr. Lessem is the chief legal advisor to the Board of Governors, President, senior administration, deans and faculty on higher education legal matters, including governance, legal, strategic and policy concerns. He determines the legal strategy for the University in litigation. He supervises the Office of the General Counsel, the Office of Labor Relations, the Office of Equal Opportunity and the Office of Internal Audit.

Prior to coming to Wayne, Mr. Lessem served as Executive Director of Michigan Legal Services; and in legal services programs in Indiana and Pennsylvania.

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Wayne State University
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President at Wayne State University

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President & Director at Wayne State University Foundation

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Pressure Vessel Service, Inc.

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Director at Wayne State University Housing Authority

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Director, Forum on Contemporary Issues in Society at Wayne State University

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Vice President Development & Alumni Affairs at Wayne State University

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Wayne State University Research & Technology Park

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Director, Advocacy & Community Programs, Government & Community Affairs at Wayne State University

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Vice Dean-Faculty Affairs at University of South Florida

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Dean, Irvin D. Reid Honors College at Wayne State University

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Louis Lessem
Vice President & General Counsel at Wayne State University
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Wayne State University (WSU) is a public research university located in Detroit, Michigan, United States, in the city's Midtown Cultural Center Historic District and Wayne State University Buildings Historic District. Founded in 1868, WSU consists of 13 schools and colleges offering 370 programs to nearly 28,000 graduate and undergraduate students. It is currently Michigan's fourth-largest university and one of the 100 largest universities in the United States. The WSU main campus encompasses 203 acres (822,000 m²) linking more than 100 education and research buildings in the heart of Detroit. It also has six extension centers in the metro Detroit area providing access to a limited selection of courses. The institution is a notable engine in metro Detroit's educational, cultural and economic landscape, as manifested through efforts such as its thriving research and technology park and hosting of the Detroit Windsor International Film Festival.

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