About the General Counsel

Carl Crosby Lehmann is the Vice President and General Counsel for St. Olaf College. As General Counsel Carl serves as St. Olaf’s chief legal officer. He also serves as a member of the College’s senior leadership team.

Prior to joining St. Olaf in 2016, Carl worked for over 20 years with Gray Plant Mooty law firm in Minneapolis. During his career in private practice Carl served colleges and universities in a multitude of transactional and litigation matters. These included issues relating to student disciplinary cases, institutional accreditation issues, faculty tenure and promotion decisions, faculty manuals and other policy matters, Title IV compliance, student privacy (FERPA), sexual misconduct matters under Title IX and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA), disability accommodations, and Clery Act compliance. Carl co-founded trainED, a nationally renowned provider of training, compliance review and investigation services for colleges and universities.

Carl is a 1991 graduate of St. Olaf College (Phi Beta Kappa) and a 1995 graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School (cum laude).

The information and materials on this website provide general information. Nothing contained herein shall be construed or relied upon as a contract or as legal advice. The Office of the General Counsel is available to assist with St. Olaf College-related legal matters. The General Counsel represents the College only, and cannot provide legal advice to students, staff, faculty or other community members on personal matters.

The Office of the General Counsel is committed to providing an environment that is welcoming and inclusive of all.  As with all St. Olaf programs and activities, the Office of the General Counsel does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, marital status, or any other legally protected status.