Senior Administrators

Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel

Charles JakeCharles Jake

Charles Jake joined The University of Toledo in 2016 and assumed the role of Vice President and General Counsel in February 2021 after serving on an interim basis since July 1, 2020. Most recently as the deputy general counsel, he worked directly with the Health Science Campus (HSC) senior leadership team including the executive vice president for clinical affairs and dean of the College of Medicine and Life Sciences. In addition to supporting the University’s captive (“UTMAC”), Jake’s responsibilities included oversight for PL claims, physician practice plan, healthcare and hospital compliance including HSC contracts, risk management, physician and medical staff issues, as well as management of HSC-OLA staff in conjunction with the general counsel.

He previously served as UToledo’s associate general counsel, where he provided legal advice to the University’s HSC colleges/affiliations, graduate medical education residents, undergraduate medical education, HSC students and faculty and research.

Jake also served The University of Cincinnati as Assistant General Counsel from 2005 to 2014 and as Associate General Counsel from 2014 to 2016.

He was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in business management at Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama in 1998, he attended The University of Cincinnati College of Law where he received his Juris Doctor degree in 2001.

Charles Jake
Phone: 419.383.5326


Office of Legal Affairs
Main Campus Location: University Hall 3620
Health Science Campus Location: MLB 308

Risk Management and Workers Compensation
Main Campus Location: TC 1040
Health Science Campus Location: MLB 308



Last Updated: 6/27/22