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Jen Palancia Shipp, J.D., M.Ed. Biography

General Counsel

Jen Palancia Shipp, J.D., M.Ed.Jen Palancia Shipp was appointed General Counsel at Salisbury University on February 1, 2012. She was previously associate university counsel at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), where she served for seven years. 

A native of New Fairfield, CT, Palancia Shipp earned her Doctor of Jurisprudence from Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, her Master of Education in higher education administration from North Carolina State University, and her Bachelor of Arts in English magna cum laude from the University of Connecticut.

Palancia Shipp has spent her entire career in higher education, first as a student affairs administrator, and more recently as adjunct faculty and in-house legal counsel.  Her passion for liberal arts higher education is evident in her extensive teaching and volunteer initiatives.  A Phi Beta Kappa member, Palancia Shipp served on the executive committee for the UNCG PBK chapter for five years.  Among other volunteer positions within higher education organizations, Palancia Shipp served on various committees with the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA), the NCAA Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sport Committee, past Chair of the Education Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association, preceptor for law students at Elon Law School, mediator, and guardian ad litem.  She enjoyed student interaction teaching The Law of Higher Education at UNCG and Education Law at Campbell University School of Law.

Palancia Shipp was recognized by Omicron Delta Kappa for her leadership at Campbell University School of Law, where she served as editor-in-chief of the Campbell Law Observer, research scholar editing Webster’s Real Property Law in North Carolina, teaching assistant for property law and legal research and writing, and member of national appellate advocacy teams, as well as law library assistant.

Palancia Shipp and her husband, James Shipp, live in Easton, MD, with their three young children, Shannon, Ryan and Megan.