Christopher Tkacik is a licensed attorney in Maryland and has over fifteen years of higher education experience. Mr. Tkacik joined the UMBC Office of the General Counsel as University Counsel in 2006. Previously, Mr. Tkacik served as University Counsel to the Division of Student Affairs and as the Director of Student Judicial Programs. Mr. Tkacik’s prior experience includes interning for a Federal Magistrate Judge and as a solo practitioner. Mr. Tkacik’s private practice included bankruptcy, domestic, criminal and contract filings. His higher education experience has focused on FERPA issues, student discipline, sexual harassment investigations, hazing investigations, administrative hearings and hearing board training, Clery Act and other compliance issues, campus safety procedures, and policy review. He has presented at conferences of the Association of Student Judicial Affairs and the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication. Since 1997, Mr. Tkacik has also served as the Campus Classification Officer, overseeing the University’s in-state residency petition process.
Mr. Tkacik holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), and a Juris Doctor from Villanova University School of Law.