Mercedes Pinckney Fabers ’11, Appointed General Counsel

Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Mercedes Pinckney Fabers

Attorney Mercedes Pinckney Fabers ’11

SC State University President James E. Clark announced the appointment of several key executives to his leadership team, including the university’s first female chief financial officer, during a called Board of Trustees meeting Wednesday.

Attorney Mercedes Pinckney Fabers, who joined the university family in May, has been named the chief legal officer. Fabers is believed to be the first female general counsel in 14 years at SC State.

A native of Ridgeville, South Carolina, Attorney Fabers is the former assistant general counsel of the College of Charleston.

She earned her undergraduate degree in political science from the College Charleston, and was awarded her law degree from North Carolina Central University School of Law. Fabers also studied intercultural human rights at St. Thomas University School of Law, where she earned a Master of Laws degree.

With active bar licenses in North Carolina and South Carolina, Fabers is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, South Carolina State Bar, Charleston County Bar Association and the National Association of College University Attorneys, for which she served on the 2016-2017 membership committee.

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