Stetson University College of Law dean search committee announced

A 14-member committee comprised of members of the Stetson University College of Law and University community has been appointed to begin a national search for a new law dean.

Stetson Provost Beth Paul is co-chairing this important committee with Professor of Law Michael Allen. The committee, which includes representation from the faculty, University trustees, College of Law overseers, alumni, staff and students, will recruit a permanent replacement for Darby Dickerson who is now dean of Texas Tech University School of Law. The members of the committee are:

  • Ellyn Angelotti, a part-time student at the College of Law and member of the Poynter faculty teaching Digital Trends and Social Media
  • Associate Dean for Academics and Professor of Law Kristen Adams (ex-officio)
  • S. Sammy Cacciatore Jr., Esq., JD ’66, BA ’66, Stetson University Board of Trustees, College of Law Board of Overseers
  • Eugene Huskey, Professor of Political Science, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Robert Huth, Vice President for Business and Chief Financial Officer
  • Associate Professor of Law Marco Jimenez
  • Joshua Magidson JD ’80, Stetson University Board of Trustees,College of Law Board of Overseers
  • Bernie McCabe JD ’72, BA ’69, College of Law Board of Overseers, State Attorney
  • Professor Rebecca Morgan, JD ’80, Boston Asset Management Chair in Elder Law and Director, Center for Excellence in Elder Law
  • Patricia Toups, Interim Director of College Relations
  • Professor of Legal Skills Stephanie Vaughan, JD ’91,  Special Assistant to the Dean for Alumni & Development
  • Professor Darryl Wilson, Attorneys’ Title Insurance Fund Professor of Law and Co-Director, Institute for Caribbean Law and Policy

Provost Paul noted the outpouring of nominations and offers of assistance from the College of Law community. “How fortunate to have such a rich community of ambassadors to attract the nation’s best talent to lead Stetson’s College of Law,” she said. “This is an extraordinary opportunity for a dynamic leader ready to build upon existing strengths and realize an educational environment where students are not only successful in their legal careers, but lead lives and careers of significance.”

“This is a tremendous opportunity for the College of Law to build on its strengths, and I look forward to a successful national search,” said Royal Gardner, College of Law Interim Dean, Professor of Law and Director of the Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy.


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