Board and Council Merger Approved

With a unanimous vote at the February 2009 meeting, the Law Board of Visitors and Law Alumni Council voted to merge the two organizations into one. The newly merged board will keep the name of the Law Board of Visitors.

The purpose of the merger was to more actively engage the volunteer board in the priority areas of the law school’s new strategic plan. Six new committees were established which reflect long-range goals. These committees are Clinics, Marketing, Career Services, Development, Program of Legal Education and the Dean’s Advisory Committee.

A new slate of officers took the helm at the February meeting.

Judy Lambeth (JD’77) and Pete Evenson (JD’77) became co-chairs of the Law Board of Visitors on February 6. Chairs-elect are David Zacks (’64, JD’67) and John Madden (JD’83). Madden also serves as the Chairman of the National Law Fund Committee. These four alumni serve on the Executive Committee along with immediate past chairs Larry Sitton (’61, JD’64) and Gary Gough (’68, JD’74).