Legal & Government Affairs

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Karen Johnson Shaheed
Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief of Staff

The Office of Legal & Government Affairs manages the institution’s legal processes and builds relationships with local, state and federal officials.


Legal Affairs

The General Counsel coordinates the university’s legal affairs and functions as the primary point of contact for legal inquiries, requests for public information under the Maryland Public Information Act, subpoenas, summonses, and other forms of legal process.  

Government Affairs

Government Affairs manages relationships with local, state and federal government agencies and officials by building effective partnerships and representing BSU’s interests.

Equity Compliance

Bowie State University is committed to the equitable and fair treatment of all employees and applicants for employment.