Saundra K. Schuster, M.S., J.D.

Partner, TNG; President, ATIXA

Areas of Expertise

Title IX


Employment Discrimination

First Amendment

Enterprise Risk Management

Targeted Institutional Audits

Policy Development

Speaking and Writing

The First Amendment: A Guide for College Administrators.

Campus Conduct Practice (Edition I & II).

The Book on BIT: Forming and Operating Effective Behavioral Intervention Teams of College Campuses.

Executive Editor, Campus and the Courts.

Professional Organizations

American Bar Association

American College Personnel Association (ACPA)

National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)

Ohio Bar Association


Master’s Degrees in Counseling and Higher Education Administration, Miami University.

Completed coursework for Ph.D. in Organizational Development at The Ohio State University.

J.D. from the Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University.

Admissions to Practice

State of Ohio, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Saundra K. Schuster, M.S., J.D.

Partner, TNG; President, ATIXA

“You were born with the ability to change someone’s life, don’t ever waste it.” Dale Partridge

Saunie Schuster is a Partner with TNG and President of ATIXA. A recognized expert in preventive and civil rights law for education, notably in the fields of harassment, discrimination and sexual misconduct and violence, ADA and disability issues and the First Amendment, Schuster has extensive experience and expertise in, and routinely advises clients on, the First Amendment and campus access issues; risk management and liability; behavior intervention and threat assessment; student discipline and campus conduct; intellectual property and employment issues. She serves frequently as a third-party neutral hearing advisor and decision-maker for TNG clients for sexual misconduct, discrimination, and Title IX grievance proceedings.

Schuster provides assistance nationally to both public and private educational schools and colleges in policy development, faculty handbooks and employee manuals, and training for state and federal compliance. She has provided extensive consultation to and training for the U.S. Justice Department, Office of Violence Against Women, the White House Task Force on Sexual Assault and the Futures Without Violence organization. She also provides litigation consultation, expert witness support, and conducts civil rights-based investigation for educational institutions. She has served as an interim Title IX Coordinator for a college client and continues to serve as Counsel to the Title IX Coordinator.

Prior to joining TNG in 2009, Schuster’s higher education legal experience included serving as the General Counsel for Sinclair Community College; as Senior Assistant Attorney General for the State of Ohio, representing 53 public colleges and universities; and as the Associate General Counsel for the University of Toledo. In addition to her legal work in higher education, Schuster has over twenty-five years of experience in college administration and teaching, including serving as the Associate Dean of Students at The Ohio State University, Director of the Office of Learning Assistance at Miami University and as Assistant Dean at Western College. She also served as a faculty member at The Ohio State University, Miami University, and Columbus State Community College.

Schuster holds master’s degrees in counseling and higher education administration from Miami University and her J.D. from the Moritz College of Law, the Ohio State University.