Wanda Lessane Jenkins has served as the lead attorney for Fayetteville State University since 1994. She began her career at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York as a business manager. Later Wanda assumed a similar position at North Carolina State University (NCSU). While at NCSU, she joined the Office of Legal Affairs as the Associate University Counsel. She served in that position until she became University Legal Counsel at Fayetteville State University. She briefly returned to NCSU before rejoining FSU as its lead attorney. Wanda received a B.B.A. in Accounting, an M.B.A. and a J.D. from Howard University. She is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, the North Carolina Bar Association and the National Association of College and University Attorneys.
Assistant General Counsel
Benita "Angel" Powell joined the University's Office of Legal Affairs in July 2008. Prior to joining FSU, she worked as General Counsel for Health Care Connections, Inc. and Associate Attorney at Kilpatrick Stockton LLP. Angel received her B.A. degree from Duke University in 1995, her law degree from Washington University in 1998, and her M.P.H. degree from UNC Chapel Hill in 2005. Angel is a member in good standing of the North Carolina Bar. She is also a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys. Angel's practice, among other things, focuses on legal issues related to student affairs, safety, tort liability, debt collection, FERPA, employment law and policy and procedure development. She is also the FSU Pre-Law Advisor for students and represents Fayetteville State on the Southern Association of Pre-Law Advisors.
Terrance Robinson joined the Legal Affairs Office on September 6, 2005. He previously worked in the Chancellor's Scholarship Program and University Testing Service Office at FSU, from 1997 - 2005. Terrance received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from Fayetteville State University May 1997, his Paralegal Certification from North Carolina State University June 2013, and is a member of the Notary Public Commission. Terrance's administrative experiences in the legal profession include liability and tort claims; immigration; personnel contracts, public records law/records retention, background checks and policies and rules.
Admin Support/Legal Assistant
C'errol Bates joined the Office of Legal Affairs on June 03, 2019. She graduated from Fayetteville State University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Previously worked within the Division of Student Affairs. Experienced professional in the higher education industry. Skilled in Organization management, student development, student engagement, student retention, event planning and accountability.