Cathy Havener Greer ’73 is an attorney from Denver, Colorado
7/27/2011 9:48:19 AM
LYNCHBURG–Randolph College has announced the appointment of Cathy Havener Greer ’73 to its Board of Trustees. Greer, who graduated with an Asian Studies major and a history minor, is currently a member of the law firm of Wells, Anderson, & Race in Denver, Colorado.
Greer, a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Law, has been practicing law since 1976. She served as an assistant attorney general for the State of Colorado, as counsel to the Colorado Bank Commissioner and the Colorado Savings and Loan Commissioner, as well as serving as an assistant prosecuting attorney in Missouri.
Since entering private practice in 1987, Greer has focused on civil litigation, primarily in the areas of business litigation, employment, and civil rights defense. She is pleased to now be able to serve on Randolph’s Board of Trustees.
“I’m delighted to be at the stage where I can give something back,” said Greer, who has two grown children.
She has been active with the College and held many volunteer positions as an alumna. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Alumnae and Alumni Association Board’s nominating committee and was the Association’s representative to the Board of Trustees.
“When I stepped on that campus as a prospective student, I felt at home immediately,” Greer said. “I could see myself at R-MWC and felt like I belonged there. I knew this college was a place that would really give me an opportunity to grow intellectually and to grow into the woman I wanted to be.”
She remembers how much of an impact her educational experiences and professors had on her life. “The College opened up all of these horizons, and the opportunities were reinforced by the faculty and administration that you could be and do anything and you should not limit yourself.”
She has seen that same spirit in Randolph’s current students and faculty. “Randolph-Macon Woman’s College faculty always promoted academic excellence,” she said. “To see that continue at Randolph College is very inspiring to me.”
Professionally, Greer is one of the owners of her law firm and is active in Denver’s legal profession. She has served as a board member of the Center for Legal Inclusiveness and as the co-chair of the Pipeline Working Group of the Deans' Diversity Council. She was the Dean of the 2010 Corporate Counsel College of the International Association of Defense Counsel and has been listed in every edition of Colorado's Super Lawyers.
Greer participated in the Oxford Strategic Leadership Program at the University of Oxford Templeton College in 2002, and was an invited lecturer there in 2003. Greer is a member of the International Association of Defense Council (IADC) and served as a member of the IADC Executive Committee from 2001 through 2004 and as a faculty member at the 1998 Defense Counsel Trial Academy.
She is also frequent speaker in Colorado and nationally on employment, risk prevention, and constitutional and civil rights issues and is a tutor in Denver’s public schools. Greer also volunteers her time with Children’s Hospital Colorado.
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