Karen J. Stone
Vice President and General Counsel
Karen Stone is Vice President and General Counsel for the University of North Florida. Prior to joining UNF in 1992, Ms. Stone served as an Associate General Counsel for the University of Florida. Prior to beginning her career in education law in 1988, Ms. Stone was engaged in the private practice of law and also served as Corporate Counsel for Athletic Attic Marketing, an international franchising company of sporting goods stores.
Ms. Stone earned her Bachelor of Arts degree, with high honors, from the University of Florida. She thereafter earned a Master of Arts degree in Political Science and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida. She is an active member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys and a past member of NACUA's Board of Directors. Ms. Stone is Board Certified in Education Law by the Florida Bar Association.
John W. Reis
Assistant General Counsel
John Reis joined the Office of the General Counsel in February 2014. John recently moved to Jacksonville from Orlando where he worked at a small environmental and land use law firm.
John earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University in 2009. He earned his Juris Doctor degree in 2013 from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center in Fort Lauderdale.
John is a native Floridian, born and raised in Orlando, and having lived all over the state. He loves traveling and visiting new places, enjoys the outdoors and volunteering his time.
Marcus L. "Marc" Snow, Jr.
Senior Associate General Counsel
Marcus L. "Marc" Snow, Jr. joined the Office of the General Counsel in August 2004. He came to UNF from the University of South Florida where his primary responsibility consisted of labor and employment issues and student civil rights. Prior to USF, He was in private practice in both small and national law firms where his concentration was labor and employment law, civil rights and disability issues related to the Americans with Disabilities Act and associate laws. Marc is active in the Florida Bar's Labor and Employment Law Section and served on its Executive Council from 1993 - 2012. He is also a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys and the Academy of Academic Personnel Administrators as well as other professional and civic organizations.
Marc earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in General Business Administration from the University of South Florida in 1983 and a Bachelors of Arts from USF in Finance in 1984. He earned his Juris Doctor degree in 1991 from the University of Florida College of Law.
Marc is a native of Fort Myers, Florida. He and his wife, Cheryl, have three sons.
P. Christopher "Chris" Wrenn
Senior Associate General Counsel
P. Christopher "Chris" Wrenn joined the Office of the General Counsel in June 2004. Prior to joining UNF, he was Real Estate Group Leader of the Legal Department of Winn Dixie Stores, Inc., where he practiced for 13 years. Prior to his employment at Winn Dixie, Chris engaged in a general business practice with the Jacksonville law firm of Boyd & Jenerette.
Chris earned his Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from Stetson University in 1981 and his Juris Doctor degree, with honors, from the University of Florida College of Law in 1984. He was awarded a Master of Arts degree in English by the University of North Florida in 2003.
Chris is a native of Winter Park, Florida and is the proud father of two sons.
Stephanie C. Howell
Coordinator, Research Services
Stephanie C. Howell joined the Office of the General Counsel as Coordinator, Research Services, in February 2005. Prior to joining UNF, she worked as a litigation paralegal at the firm of McGuire Woods, LLP.
Ms. Howell earned a Bachelor of Arts and Science, in Legal Administration, from the University of West Florida in 1993 and a Masters degree in Public Administration from Troy State University in 1998. She received certification as a nationally certified paralegal in 1996.
Ms. Howell has been a member of the Northeast Florida Paralegal Association and a delegate of the Florida Alliance of Legal Assistants and Paralegals. She was a case researcher and writer for the Florida Jury Verdict Reporter.
Mary D. Stumph
Coordinator, Administrative Services