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July 22, 2004

Law Dean Search Committee Named

Provost James Maher has appointed a search committee for a successor to Pitt’s School of Law Dean David J. Herring.

This spring, Herring announced he was stepping down as dean June 30, 2005, to return to the law faculty full-time the following fall. He was appointed dean on June 1, 1999, one year after being named interim dean. (See May 13 University Times.)

Robert F. Pack, vice provost for academic planning and resources management, will chair the committee’s national search.

Committee members are: Kevin D. Ashley, professor of law; Eva Tansky Blum (Law ’73), senior vice president and director of corporate risk management and compliance at PNC Bank, and member of the law school’s board of visitors; James Butler, manager of information technology services in law; Sandra Dickerson Jordan, associate professor of law; Alan Meisel, director and Dickie McCamey & Chilcote Professor of Bioethics and professor of law; Thomas Ross, professor of law; Carolyn Schweizer, president, Student Bar Association, and law student; Lu-in Wang, associate professor of law, and Welsh S. White, professor of law.

Shannon Hukriede of the Provost’s office is proving staff support for the committee.

In his charge to the search committee, Maher stated, “We are seeking an individual with creative and effective leadership abilities to ensure that the School of Law continues to play a central role in enhancing the overall quality of the University.”

-Peter Hart

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