Carole R. Rossi

Chief Campus Counsel, UC Santa Cruz

Carole R. Rossi has served in the Office of General Counsel since 1999, including serving as University Counsel in both the labor & employment and educational affairs practice groups, and as Deputy Campus Counsel at the University of California, San Francisco campus in 2002-2004. She has served as Chief Campus Counsel at the University of California, Santa Cruz campus from July 2008 to the present. 

Ms. Rossi graduated class valedictorian from Hastings College of the Law in 1988, and from California State University, San Francisco, magna cum laude, in 1976. After completing a one-year clerkship in 1988-89 for The Honorable Chief Judge Robert F. Peckham in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, she practiced at the San Francisco law firm of Hanson Bridgett LLP, where she represented both public and private sector employers in employment and labor litigation, and handled a general employer advice practice. She has also served as Assistant General Counsel for the State Bar of California. 

Ms. Rossi is a member of the State Bar of California, NACUA, the Santa Cruz County Bar Association and the Women Lawyers of Santa Cruz County, and is admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit and all U.S. District Courts in California.