Park University, Parkville, Mo.
Park University, Parkville, Mo.

Park University in Parkville, Mo., has promoted Courtney E. Goddard to vice president and general counsel. She replaces Roger W. Hershey, who has been named vice president for entrepreneurial ventures.

Goddard, who has been employed in the university’s Office of General Counsel for the last seven years, previously served as associate vice president and general counsel. Prior to coming to Park, she represented more than 30 colleges and universities in private law practice.

“I am thrilled to take on this leadership role at Park University,” Goddard said in a statement.

As vice president and general counsel, Goddard heads an office that advises the university’s board of trustees, president and executive staff regarding governance and legal issues, regulatory matters, business transactions, contractual relationships, real estate interests, policy formulation and compliance, litigation, dispute resolution, collective bargaining and other human resource matters.