(5-27-98) -- The search for a new Law School dean will continue past the end of current Dean Aviam Soifer's tenure and University President William P. Leahy, SJ, has announced the appointment of an interim dean.
Fr. Leahy said that after carefully reviewing the report of the Law School Dean Search Committee earlier this month, he decided that the search should be continued.
"Consequently," Fr. Leahy said, "I have made the following decisions.
"I have appointed Prof. James Rogers as interim dean to serve until the selection of a new dean. Prof. Rogers will also remain responsible for carrying out his current duties as academic associate dean." Rogers will assume his new responsibilities when Soifer steps down on June 1.
Fr. Leahy added, "I have requested Monan Professor of Law Daniel Coquillette to serve as chair of a Law School alumni and development committee whose purpose will be to coordinate involvement of law faculty and administration in fundraising and alumni outreach.
"I have asked Academic Vice President and Dean of Faculties William B. Neenan, SJ, to continue leading the search process and I have also invited members of the existing committee to remain as members.
"I am very grateful to Jim Rogers, Dan Coquillette and Bill Neenan for their characteristic generosity in assuming these responsibilities," Fr. Leahy said.
"I am confident that through their leadership and the assistance of all in the Law School community that the Boston College Law School will succeed in attaining the goals to which it aspires."
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