News Release

August 15, 2014

Robert E. Norton Named General Counsel of Hillsdale College

Hillsdale, Michigan—Robert E. Norton has been named General Counsel of Hillsdale College. He will assume this role in early September, and will also be working in the area of planned giving, trusts and other fundraising efforts.

Norton received his B.B.S from Walsh College, and his J.D. from the University of Michigan. Before joining the College, Norton served as Vice President for External Relations at the Lynde & Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee, WI, where he developed the Bradley Impact Fund, the first conservative donor advised fund of its kind. Prior to his work at the Bradley Foundation, he was assistant general counsel at Chrysler.

He has taught law at Cooley Law School, Rochester College, and Madonna College, and lectured at the University of Michigan Law School and in its MBA program. He has been published in the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics and National Review Online.

“Bob’s efforts expanded the Bradley Foundation’s ability to fulfill its mission, which includes educating Americans for self-government,” said Hillsdale President Larry P. Arnn. “We have similar aims at the College, and look forward to his work here.”

Hillsdale College, founded in 1844, has built a national reputation through its maintenance of a classical core curriculum and its principled refusal to accept federal or state taxpayer subsidies. It also conducts an outreach effort promoting civil and religious liberty, including a free monthly speech digest, Imprimis, with a current circulation of over 2.8 million.

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