Jeffrey H. Orleans, J.D.
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Jeffrey H. Orleans, J.D.Senior Associate
Tel: 413-549-1635, ext. 206
Jeff Orleans served as Executive Director of the Council of Ivy Group Presidents and Commissioner of the Ivy League from 1984 to 2009, following nine years as a Special Assistant to University of North Carolina President William Friday and four years as a federal civil rights attorney, during which time he helped write the original regulation for Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. He has been active for many years in governance of the NCAA and in the Collegiate Commissioners Association, as well as in the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA), which named him a “Fellow” in 1999. Jeff’s current projects include work on financing college athletics with the Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, with the NCAA in making college athletics more environmentally sustainable, in strategic planning and gender equity with selected NCAA conferences, and as a member of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Expert Panel on Student Risky Drinking. He speaks and writes frequently about athletic and other issues in higher education and is a past editor of the Journal of College and University Law. Jeff is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School and a former CORO Foundation (San Francisco) Fellow in Public Affairs.