General Counsel and Vice President for Legal Affairs

Darryl E. Crompton, Esq.

Darryl E. Crompton is General Counsel and Vice President for Legal Affairs at Tuskegee University.  Mr. Crompton is also a leadership strategist with high-level experience in public policy, non-profit affairs, and international relations.  He has been a trusted legal counsel and advisor to university officials, corporate leaders and non-profit officials providing counsel on challenging issues facing business, government and communities. 

As General Counsel, he is the chief legal officer and is responsible for directing all of the legal affairs at the University. His practice at the University includes higher education law, faculty and academic staff affairs, student affairs, academic governance, institutional policy development across the full spectrum of the University’s critical academic, business and legal issues locally and globally.

Before coming to Tuskegee University, Mr. Crompton served in senior level positions in colleges and universities, academic medical centers, public health systems and other organizations in matters relating to sponsored research, minority health and health disparities, maternal and child health and global health. He has also worked with organizations in addressing the legal implications of the special mission of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, including work with the UNCF Special Programs Corporation and the Association for Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU).

Mr. Crompton has had a faculty appointment at the University of Alabama in Birmingham (tenured) for 13 years, and has been an adjunct member of the faculties at Morehouse School of Medicine, Howard School of Medicine and was staff to the Tuskegee University National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care. He lectures frequently on various legal issues of interest, and he is active in numerous community and charity organizations.

Crompton received a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles, a M.P.H. from Yale University, School of Medicine and a J.D. from the University of California, Davis School of Law. Mr. Crompton is a member of the Alabama State Bar; American Bar Association; Macon County Bar Association; and the National Association of College and University Attorneys. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Public Health in Tuskegee University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health graduate program in public health.