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Leland B. Ware '73 Elected Board Member at WHYY

Professor Leland Ware, the Louis L. Redding Chair for the Study of Law and Public Policy at the University of Delaware, has been elected to a two-year term on the Board of Directors of WHYY Inc., the prime public broadcasting station serving Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. “Leland Ware is a valuable addition to our board,” said WHYY Board Chairman Molly Dickinson Shepard. “His years of public policy experience and his work with numerous community organizations fits well with WHYY’s strategy of forming partnerships and being the one diverse thing our community has in common.”

Professor Ware is a former Professor at St. Louis University School of Law as well as a visiting professor at Boston College Law School and the Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany. He has also served as University Counsel at Howard University. Prior to his position at Howard, Professor Ware was a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division in Washington, D.C. He began practicing law in 1973 at Wyatt and Associates in Atlanta, GA before becoming the Assistant Regional Attorney for the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Professor Ware has authored more than 50 articles in academic journals and other publications on subjects including civil rights and higher education law, segregation, fair housing and affirmative action. He serves on the editorial board of the Fair Housing Fair Lending Reporter. Professor Ware is also active with several community service and professional organizations. He is the Vice President of the National Board of the American Civil Liberties Union and serves on the Board of Directors for the Delaware Civil Liberties Union and the Legal Defense Fund of the American Association of University Professors. Professor Ware graduated from Fisk University in 1970 and Boston College Law School in 1973.

WHYY, Inc. is a Pennsylvania not-for-profit corporation, which operates public broadcasting stations WHYY-TV12 and 91FM as well as