Melissa J. Holloway, general counsel for legal affairs at North Carolina A&T State University in East Greensboro, has received the 2019-20 Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA). The award recognizes individuals who have given extraordinary service both to NACUA and institutions of higher learning over an extended period of time.
Holloway joined the staff at North Carolina A&T State Univerity in May 2019 after serving as deputy general counsel at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, from October 2015 through April 2019. Previously, she was general counsel at North Carolina Central University from February 2009 to October 2015 and was chief legal affairs officer at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay from January 2001 to February 2009. She spent four years as an associate at the law firm of Foley & Lardner in Milwaukee before entering higher education.
Holloway has been a member of NACUA since 2001 and is chair of its Committee of Membership and Member Services. She previously served the organization as an at-large member of the Board of Directors for 2016-2019.
Holloway holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Syracuse University in New York. She earned a master’s degree in political science from Binghamton University in New York, and a juris doctorate from the University of Wisconsin School of Law.