New College of Florida hires general counsel

Michael Pierce is the new general counsel for New College of Florida
Michael Pierce is the new general counsel for New College of Florida PHOTO PROVIDED

Michael Pierce has been named the new general counsel at New College of Florida.

Pierce has most recently served as an adjunct professor and director of bar preparation services at Stetson University College of Law, where he developed programs to increase student engagement both inside and outside of the classroom, according to officials. He has experience in federal regulations related to higher education, including FERPA, Title IX and the Clery Act.

“We are very pleased that Mike has joined our management team,” John Martin, vice president of finance and administration at New College, said in a statement. “He is well-versed in many of the important legal issues facing higher education today and his experience working closely with students, faculty and administrators will serve the college well.”

Pierce received his law degree from Stetson in 2011 and graduated magna cum laude from Duquesne University in 2008. After completing law school, he worked in private practice in estate law and asset protection before rejoining Stetson as program attorney in a consumer protection program. He is a member of the Florida Bar Association and the Association of Academic Support Educators.

He began work at New College on June 27.