Mr. Newton is the Acting Vice President and Chief Legal Affairs Officer at Kennesaw State University. Mr. Newton's main duties consist of handling issues regarding business and finance.
Prior to joining KSU Legal Affairs in August of 2013, Mr. Newton served as the general counsel for Augusta University in Augusta, Georgia, where he managed five attorneys, one paralegal, and a $1 million budget. As general counsel, Mr. Newton advised the president and university community on various areas including governance, strategy, contracts, risk management, employment, and intellectual property among others. Before working for AU, Mr. Newton served in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps in Bremerton, Washington; and Brunswick, Maine.
Mr. Newton earned his B.A. in English and his J.D. from the University of South Carolina. Mr. Newton is an active member of the State Bar of Georgia and the National Association of College and University Attorneys.