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Iona College names General Counsel and Secretary to the Board of Trustees

New Rochelle, NY (May 15, 2014) Kathleen Gill has been appointed to the position of general counsel and secretary to the Board of Trustees at Iona College. As ratified at the board’s meeting on May 7, 2014, Ms. Gill assumes the role of chief legal officer, managing all legal operations and providing legal services to the College on a broad range of business, academic and statutory issues.
Gill joined Iona in fall 2013 as secretary to the board and senior policy advisor after spending many years working for the City of New Rochelle. On graduating from law school, she worked for a private litigation firm and in 1995 was appointed assistant corporation counsel for the City of New Rochelle. She was promoted to deputy corporation counsel in 1997, handling various legal proceedings from inception through trial, including appeals.  She also served as legal advisor to the Planning and Zoning Boards and City staff on zoning and development issues.  Gill was appointed to corporation counsel in November 2009, advising the city manager and city council on all legal matters.
Gill earned an undergraduate degree in government from Skidmore College, an MS in urban planning and environmental studies from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a JD degree and environmental certificate from Pace University School of Law, where she was an editor on the Environmental Law Review.  She is currently a member of the New York State and New Rochelle Bar Associations.

About Iona College:
Founded in 1940, Iona College is a four-year private coeducational institution of learning in the tradition of the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers and American Catholic higher education. It is a diverse community of learners and scholars dedicated to academic excellence and the values of justice, peace and service. Iona offers undergraduate degrees in liberal arts, science, and business administration, as well as Master of Arts, Master of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees and numerous advanced certificate programs. Iona College is the second largest private sector employer in New Rochelle, NY.