Legal Counsel Staff and Liaisons

Stephanie Hollist, General Counsel   

Stephanie Hollist has served as General Counsel since June 2022 and has been an attorney with the office since 2007. She provides counsel to the board of trustees, president, and other university leadership and constituents across all areas of law related to the university, including faculty issues, human resource matters, student affairs and student conduct matters, constitutional and civil rights matters, business affairs, housing, police matters, foundations, real estate, legislation, and more. In addition, she provides oversight of several offices and functions. She is a proud alumna of Weber State University. 


Alema Leota, Deputy General Counsel

Alema Leota has been with the office since September 2022. He advises university constituents regarding civil rights matters, student wellness, student grievances, development agreements, athletics, garnishment, and alcohol matters, among others.  


Jake Garlock, Assistant Attorney General

Jake Garlock is an Assistant Attorney General with the Education Division of the Utah Attorney General's office, assigned to Weber State University since April 2023. Jake is a valued partner and provides legal counsel regarding records requests, field trips and study abroad programs, gambling, litigation, and trust matters, among others. 


Jill Speth, Administrative Assistant

Jill Speth has been with the university since June 2017. In addition to providing excellent support to the office of legal counsel, Jill serves the Office of the President and manages the Policy Office processes and the Due Process Officer processes.