Meet the Staff

Attorneys

Alan Stucky, Vice Chancellor & General Counsel
Alan.Stucky@untsystem.edu | 1155 Union Circle #310907 | Denton, Texas 76203 | 940.565.2717
Alan Stucky is Vice Chancellor & General Counsel.  He leads the UNT System Office of General Counsel, which represents the UNT System, its Board of Regents and its universities in all legal matters.  Mr. Stucky joined the UNT System in 2004 and previously served as Senior Associate General Counsel.  He previously served as in-house counsel and risk manager for Hillcrest Health System in Waco, and was also in private practice with Dunnam & Dunnam, LLP, in Waco, and with Brown & Fortunato, P.C., in Amarillo, with a legal practice in the areas of real estate, business, corporate, construction and health care law.  He received his J.D. from Baylor University Law School, and his B.S. from Bethel College. Prior to attending law school, Stucky worked for the Dallas County Juvenile Department.  He previously taught real estate law at Amarillo College and business law in UNT’s College of Business Administration for many years. 

Renaldo L. Stowers, Deputy General Counsel & System Administration Chief Compliance Officer
Renaldo.Stowers@untsystem.edu | 940.565.2717
Renaldo Stowers is a Senior Associate General Counsel. Before joining the UNT System in 1997, he was a Senior Assistant Attorney General for the State of Texas and defended state officials and agencies against employment and constitutional law claims. He received his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law and his B.A. with high honors in political science as a commissioned Distinguished Military Graduate from the University of Texas at Arlington.  In 2023, Mr. Stowers was promoted to the role of Deputy General Counsel and System Administration Chief Compliance Officer.

Lindsey F. Bartula, Associate General Counsel
Lindsey.Bartula@untsystem.edu | 214.752.5984
Lindsey F. Bartula joined the Office of General Counsel in July of 2011 as an Assistant General Counsel. Prior to joining the UNT System, she was an associate in the law firm of Jones Day in Dallas where she practiced in the health care section. Ms. Bartula received her J.D. magna cum laude from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law where she was a member of the Law Review and worked in the Law Clinic's Workplace Justice program. She received her B.A. in History from the University of Texas at Austin.

Alyssa Kenyon-Cordero, Assistant General Counsel
Alyssa.Kenyon-Cordero@untsystem.edu940.565.2717
Alyssa Kenyon-Cordero joined the Office of General Counsel in August of 2019 and is an Assistant General Counsel. Before joining the UNT System, she was a Law Fellow for the University of Missouri Office of General Counsel where she worked on a range of legal matters including but not limited to contracts, health care, will, trust, and estate issues, real estate, and employment. Cordero received her J.D. and MHA from the University of Missouri where she was a Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Fellow. She received her B.S. in Business Administration and Spanish from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.

Justin Foster
, Assistant General Counsel
Justin.Foster@untsystem.edu | 214.243.1765
Justin K. Foster joined the Office of General Counsel in December 2022 as an Assistant General Counsel. Before joining the UNT System, Mr. Foster worked as an Assistant District Attorney for Tarrant County, Texas. He worked in the Civil Division where he represented Tarrant County in civil litigation proceedings and provided counsel to different County departments. Prior to working in Tarrant County, he worked as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Dallas. He worked in the Community Prosecution Division where he used civil legal remedies to address crime and quality of life issues in Dallas. Mr. Foster is admitted to practice in the US District Court for the Northern District of Texas. He received his J.D. from Howard University School of Law, and his B.S., cum laude, in Political Science from the University of Houston.

Dolly Garcia, Associate General Counsel
Dolly.Garcia@untsystem.edu | 214.752.5970
Dolly Garcia joined the Office of General Counsel in September 2009 as an Associate General Counsel. Prior to joining UNT System, she served as a judicial law clerk for a United States District Judge, and a Magistrate Judge in the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division. Dolly also practiced law for three and a half years at Hermes Sargent Bates, L.L.P. in the Appellate/Litigation Support Section. Her practice involved a variety of civil litigation issues in the areas of employment and labor law, commercial litigation, insurance coverage, worker’s compensation, contracts, legal malpractice, medical malpractice, transportation, construction, products liability, premises defects, and personal injury. Before relocating to Dallas, Texas, Dolly served as an Assistant Solicitor General and an Assistant Attorney General with the Office of the Attorney General in Austin, Texas. During her seven and a half years of service, she represented various governmental agencies including higher education institutions in state and federal courts. Dolly is licensed to practice in all state and federal courts in Texas, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. She obtained her J.D. from the University of Notre Dame School of Law, and a B.A. in English from the University of Texas at Austin.

Cari Jacoby, Associate General Counsel
Cari.Jacoby@untsystem.edu | 940.565.2466
Cari Jacoby joined the Office of General Counsel in May 2021 as an Assistant General Counsel. Prior to joining the UNT System, she was an attorney for the State of Alaska for fourteen years where she primarily worked in litigation.  Mrs. Jacoby also served as the Title IX Coordinator and Educational and Employment Opportunity Officer for the Fairbank North Star Borough School District.  She received her J.D. from Baylor Law School and she received her B.A. in Criminal Justice from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

Randall Porter, Assistant General Counsel
Randall.Porter@untsystem.edu | 214.752.5976
Randall Porter joined the Office of General Counsel in January 2023 as an Assistant General Counsel. Prior to joining the UNT System, he was an attorney for the State of California – Prison Industry Authority for over seven years.  While working for the State of California, Mr. Porter was primarily responsible for providing legal guidance to executive level management as well as litigating both occupational health and safety claims and state employee disciplinary appeals.  Mr. Porter received a J.D. from The University of the Pacific – McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California and a B.S. in International Studies from the University of Utah. Mr. Porter is licensed to practice in Texas and California.

S. Michelle Williams, Associate General Counsel
Michelle.Williams@untsystem.edu | 940.565.2717
S. Michelle Williams is Associate General Counsel. Ms. Williams joined the office in 1992. Immediately after graduating from law school, Ms. Williams was an associate with the Dallas law firm of Gardere & Wynne, where she practiced in the area of litigation. Ms. Williams received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and her B.A. with honors in both international studies and history from the American University in Washington D.C. In addition to her responsibilities as Associate General Counsel, Ms. Williams has taught various legal courses as an adjunct professor for the UNT Department of Criminal Justice.

Staff

Suzy Flute, Legal Operations Business Manager
Suzy.Flute@untsystem.edu | 940.369.7882
Suzy Flute joined the UNT System Office of General Counsel in June 2016.  Ms. Flute was promoted to Legal Operations Manager in 2021.  She is a University of North Texas alumna, having obtained her B.B.A. in Marketing Management in 1992.  She bleeds green with both her children in attendance at the Denton campus of UNT.  Before joining the Office of General Counsel, Ms. Flute was a real estate professional for over twelve years, an account executive for a training firm for three years and spent about six years in the advertising department of a large corporation.

Alice Elizabeth Hawes, Paralegal
Alice.Hawes@untsystem.edu | 940.565.2717
Alice Elizabeth Hawes is a Paralegal in the UNT System Office of General Counsel. She originally joined the office in October 2012. Ms. Hawes received her B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Texas in May 2009 and a Certificate of Paralegal Studies from Southern Methodist University in February 2012. While a student at UNT she worked for the Department of Housing. After graduating, she worked at Denton County MHMR in Medical Records and as the Local Authority Team Leader.  She is currently serving as the Public Information Coordinator and assisting in the System Compliance Office.  

Roshelle Jones-Mitchell, Paralegal
Roshelle.Jones-Mitchell@untsystem.edu | 214.752.5979
Roshelle Jones-Mitchelle joined the UNT System Office of General Counsel in June 2023 as a Paralegal.  Ms. Jones-Mitchell received her Associates in Paralegal Studies at El Centro College. She is looking forward to completing her B.A. degree in 2024. She worked primarily as a litigation paralegal for several firms, including Godsey-Martin P.C., Legal Aid of Northwest Texas, Zwicker & Associates, P.C., Henry Patent Law Firm and Nowak & Stauch (temporary). She worked several contract and document management positions as well. She is a decorated fourteen-year veteran of the Air Force where she worked in many fields. Over ten of the fourteen years she worked as a mortuary specialist. She assisted in providing final preparations with dignity, honor and respect for those service members, who made the ultimate sacrifice with their lives during wartime. She was assigned to the dining facility feeding over 1,000 service members daily. She assisted in checking in over 400 guests daily, both military and civilian alike while working at the lodging office. She assisted in keeping the fitness facility running smoothly with over 800 members visiting daily at any giving time. She worked in operations, training and education getting those members prepped for deployment. During the end of her tenure she was acting First Sergeant for over 100 unit members.

Alicia Spencer, Paralegal
Alicia.Spencer@untsystem.edu | 940.565.3648
Alicia Spencer joined the UNT System Office of General Counsel in August 2016 as a Litigation Paralegal.  She received her B.A. in Political Science with Paralegal emphasis from the University of Texas at Arlington and has over twenty years of experience as a paralegal. Prior to joining the UNT System, Ms. Spencer worked for in-house legal departments and law firms such as BlackBerry Limited and Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman, LLP; and, as a contract Paralegal Consultant for Courtroom Sciences, Inc.

Stephanie Zaleskin, Senior Paralegal
Stephanie.Zaleskin@untsystem.edu | 214.752.5975
Stephanie Zaleskin joined the UNT System Office of General Counsel in July 2015 as a Senior Paralegal.  Ms. Zaleskin received her Certificate of Paralegal Studies from the University of Oklahoma Law Center in Norman, Oklahoma. She has worked as a Litigation Paralegal in Dallas since 2000. Prior to joining the Office of General Counsel, Ms. Zaleskin worked for firms such as Hughes & Luce, LLP, Little Pedersen Fankhauser, LLP and Stephen G. Gleboff, PLLC.