James S. (“Jesh”) Humphrey IV serves as Vice Chancellor of Institutional Integrity and General Counsel for UNC Charlotte, providing legal counsel as the university’s senior attorney and maintaining responsibility for the supervision and administration of the Division of Institutional Integrity. The Division of Institutional Integrity supports UNC Charlotte, as an urban research university, in its endeavors to achieve its academic mission and strategic plan while adhering to the University’s ethical, legal, and regulatory responsibilities. The Division of Institutional Integrity consists of the Office of Legal Affairs, the Office of Ethics, Policy, & Compliance, the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX, the Internal Audit Department, and Enterprise Risk Management.
Jesh previously served as Chief Legal Officer for the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics and as Assistant Vice President for Legal Affairs for the University of North Carolina. Prior to moving in-house with the UNC system, Jesh served as outside counsel to corporate and education clients in private practice with Helms, Mulliss & Wicker, PLLC (now McGuire Woods LLP). He received a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law.
Jesh has held leadership roles in the North Carolina Bar Association Education Law Section and the National Associate of College and University Attorneys, and holds an appointment as an associate member of UNC Charlotte's Graduate Faculty.