Phillip J. Hoskins
Acting General Counsel
Phil Hoskins was appointed acting general counsel of the University of Missouri System effective Nov. 15, 2013, while General Counsel Stephen J. Owens serves as interim chancellor of the University of Missouri-Columbia. Prior, Hoskins served as acting general counsel for more than a year (Jan. 7, 2011-Feb. 14, 2012) while General Counsel Stephen J. Owens served as interim president of the UM System.
A member of the Office of General Counsel since 1984, Hoskins represents the university on a wide range of issues, including employment, discrimination issues, faculty and student issues, employee benefit plans, patents and technology transfer and legislation/governmental relations.
Prior to his service in the Office of the General Counsel, Hoskins had been in private law practice, had served as hearing examiner and chief hearing examiner for the Missouri Commission on Human Rights and had served as legal counsel for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
Hoskins received his bachelor's degree in political science from Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman State University) and his J.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law.