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Springfield College Names Christopher Neronha General Counsel

SPRINGFIELD — Christopher Neronha, an attorney with extensive experience in higher education, has been named general counsel at Springfield College, effective Jan. 20, President Mary-Beth Cooper announced. Neronha will provide legal counsel and guidance to the leadership of the college and will serve as secretary to its board of trustees. He will be a member of the president’s senior leadership team.

Neronha has 19 years of experience as an in-house corporate attorney, nine of those as a senior in-house attorney for Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I., where he previously was employed since 2006, as the associate general counsel and executive director of risk management. Prior to Roger Williams, Neronha was assistant general counsel and assistant secretary at National Life Insurance Co. in Montpelier, Vt., where he provided legal support for all company operations. He is an attorney licensed in the federal and state courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the states of Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

“I am delighted that Chris will join the senior leadership team of Springfield College,” said Cooper. “His strong professional background and his expertise in higher-education legal issues will provide a great resource to the college and ensure that we continue to provide the best experience for our students.”

A graduate of Providence College with a bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, in political science, Neronha received a juris doctor, magna cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame Law School.

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