The official search for a new permanent Dean of the UMass School of Law at UMass Dartmouth has begun with the naming of the search committee.
The official search for a new permanent Dean of the UMass School of Law at UMass Dartmouth has begun with the naming of the search committee. The law school, which opened in 2010, is the first and only public law school in Massachusetts, and has presented itself for provisional candidacy with the American Bar Association.
"I want to thank the distinguished individuals who have made themselves available to make history by recruiting and screening candidates for dean of the UMass School of Law,'' UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Jean F. MacCormack said. "The breadth of knowledge and energy present on this committee guarantees that we will find an outstanding leader for the Commonwealth's law school."
The search committee includes:
Professor Frances Rudko -- UMass School of Law (Chair)
Richard Campbell, Esquire -- University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees, President of Mass. Bar Association
The Honorable Phillip Rapoza -- Chief Justice, Massachusetts Appeals Court
John Quinn, Esquire -- Director of Graduate Public Service, Center for Civic Engagement
Professor Tesfay Meressi -- Associate Dean, College of Engineering
Professor Ralph Clifford -- School of Law
Professor Justine Dunlap -- School of Law
Professor Dylan Malagrino -- School of Law
Shannon Grindrod -- Student, School of Law
Venoal Fountain -- Student, School of Law Student
Ann Walsh-Folino -- Director Graduate Academic Resources, School of Law
Clare Poirier (non-voting member) -- Assistant Chancellor, Office of the Chancellor
The search process is being managed by the Witt/Kieffer executive search consulting firm.