As the vice president for legal affairs, Patti Ohlendorf has executive responsibility for the university’s legal affairs and serves as the chief legal officer/general counsel and chief ethics officer. Ohlendorf is a member of a number of standing university-wide committees, including the Internal Audit Committee, the Executive Compliance Committee, the Classified Research Committee, and a number of ad hoc committees. She also serves as Parliamentarian of the General Faculty and the Faculty Council.
Ohlendorf received her bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin and her doctor of jurisprudence degree from The University of Texas School of Law. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas and a number of local, state, and national professional organizations, and is active as a board member or participant in a number of community organizations.
Ohlendorf is a member of the American Association of Universities General Counsel Committee, NCAA General Counsel Advisory Board and serves on the NCAA Infractions Appeals Committee.