FSU Board of Trustee Member Colin Owyang Appointed As Deputy Attorney General

FSU Board of Trustee Member Colin Owyang Appointed As Deputy Attorney General

Jul 14, 2015

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey recently appointed Colin Owyang as Deputy Attorney General overseeing criminal and civil casework.

“I am thrilled to have Colin join my leadership team,” AG Healey said in a prepared statement. “His breadth of experience in the public and private sector, and his commitment to diversity and professional excellence, will serve our office and the Commonwealth extremely well.”

Owyang is currently a member of Framingham State’s Board of Trustees and served as the undergraduate Commencement Speaker during Winter Commencement in January. A native of Shrewsbury, he graduated from Roxbury Latin in 1987 before going on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Chinese Literature and a master’s degree in East Asian Studies at Yale University. Following his law degree from the University of Michigan in 1995, Owyang clerked for three federal judges on the U.S. District Courts in Detroit and Boston before becoming an associate at Foley Hoag. In 1999, Owyang joined the U.S. Department of Justice Environmental Crimes Section in Washington, D.C. He then returned home to join the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Boston where he served in the major crimes, organized crime and anti-terrorism units.

Since 2004, Owyang has worked at National Grid, most recently serving as Senior Vice President and U.S. General Counsel.

“I have been given many great opportunities in my life and look forward to the privilege of giving something back to the Commonwealth by serving Attorney General Healey and her office of professional public servants,” Owyang said.

Owyang currently lives in Southborough with his wife Dr. Deirdre O’Reilly, and three sons Ryan, David and Connor.

About Framingham State University

Framingham State University was founded in 1839 as the nation’s first public university for the education of teachers. Since that time, it has evolved into a vibrant, comprehensive liberal arts institution offering small, personalized classes on a beautiful New England campus. Today, the University enrolls more than 6,000 students with 58 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences and professional fields. As a State College and University (SCU), Framingham State prides itself on quality academic programs, affordability, and commitment to access for all qualified students.