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Thursday, Mar. 8, 2012
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MBA President Richard P. Campbell.

MBA president appointed to UMass School of Law's Dean Search Committee

MBA President Richard P. Campbell has been appointed to the search committee for a new permanent dean of the UMass School of Law at UMass Dartmouth. 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.

UMass School of Law appointed an interim dean to replace Robert V. Ward Jr., who resigned in October 2011.

Campbell was also appointed to a five-year term on the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees in 2011 by Gov. Deval Patrick. As a board of trustees appointee, Campbell helps govern the University of Massachusetts system. Campbell received his BA from the University of Massachusetts Boston in 1970.

In addition to Campbell, the search committee includes:

  • Professor Frances Rudko, UMass School of Law, chair;
  • The Hon. Phillip Rapoza, chief justice, Massachusetts Appeals Court;
  • John Quinn, Esq., director of Graduate Public Service, Center for Civic Engagement;
  • Professor Tesfay Meressi, associate dean, College of Engineering;
  • Professor Ralph Clifford,  UMass School of Law;
  • Professor Justine Dunlap, UMass School of Law;
  • Professor Dylan Malagrino, UMass School of  Law;
  • Shannon Grindrod, student, UMass School of  Law;
  • Venoal Fountain, student, UMass School of Law Student;
  • Ann Walsh-Folino, director, Graduate Academic Resources, School of Law; and
  • Clare Poirier (non-voting member), assistant chancellor, Office of the Chancellor.
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