Portrait for Hannah Ross, General Counsel for Middlebury College
Hannah S. Ross was appointed as Middlebury’s first General Counsel in December 2016.

The General Counsel serves as Middlebury’s chief legal officer and performs the following functions:

  • Providing legal advice and counsel to the president, Middlebury’s other officers, and the board of trustees, advising on the legal ramifications of policy and decision making. 
  • Serving as a senior administrator on President Patton’s Senior Leadership Group, supporting Middlebury’s initiatives and operations.
  • Performing traditional functions associated with in-house counsel, including the negotiation of key contracts; advice on human resource matters; review of relevant state, federal, and local laws and regulations; and the functions of a general-practice law firm.
  • Engaging and supervising services provided by outside law firms.

Office of the General Counsel
9 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury, VT 05753