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Fall Update

At SPS this fall, all courses, other than pre-established online courses, will be offered face-to-face in our New York City classrooms. Some of these face-to-face courses will be offered in the HyFlex format to ensure that all of our students can make progress toward their degree requirements, if faced with delays due to student visas or vaccination effectiveness wait times.
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Karen Gano

Lecturer; Assistant Attorney General, Charities Division

Karen Gano is an Assistant Attorney General in the Special Litigation Unit of the Connecticut Attorney General’s Office.  She has handles charities and land conservation matters for the Attorney General.  Before coming to the Attorney General’s Office, AAG Gano worked in the nonprofit sector, then with the Connecticut law firm Carmody and Torrance LLP, in the Trusts and Estates Division and representing nonprofits.  Gano is immediate past president of the National Association of State Charities Officials (NASCO) and was founding president of the Multistate Registration and Filing Project, Inc., a multistate corporation that is developing a multistate, unified electronic charities registration platform.  She serves on the Executive Committee for the Estates and Probate Section of the Connecticut Bar Association and is a representative to the Connecticut Probate Rules Committee.  Gano is a graduate of Smith College and University of Connecticut School of Law.


  • NOPM PS5190: Legal Landscape of Nonprofit Law: Essentials for Non-lawyers


J.D., University of Connecticut

B.A., Smith College