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Assistant Dean for Alumni Relations Named

alumni news archive 2008

6/13/08--Boston College Law School is pleased to announce that Christine Kelly (BC '94, L '97) has accepted the position of the Assistant Dean for Alumni Relations at the Law School, effective immediately.

Before coming to BC Law as the director of the School's annual fund, Kelly served the legal community in various roles at the Boston Bar Foundation and Boston Bar Association.

"This has been a year of change and growth for the Law School’s alumni and development programs, and Christine has been an essential contributor to both," said Associate Dean for Institutional Advancement Marianne Lord. "Our alumni relations program has been revamped and our volunteer engagement program restructured. The alumni ballot brought unprecedented participation in and approval of the new Alumni Association structure. While assisting with these important milestones, Christine planned and executed our Law School Fund Program for 2008, which accomplished double digit growth at 19 percent and raised over $1.94 Million in outright support of the School."

As the architect of the School's new reunion program, now led by Ann Carey, Kelly engaged more alumni in the life of the School than ever through reunions, and her work with the Law Day Alumni Committee resulted in a 2008 Law Day that was attended by more than 300 alumni, and provided crucial support of the School’s Loan Repayment Assistance Program.

“Christine Kelly is an extraordinary ‘find’ for the position," said Massachusetts District Court Chief Justice Lynda Connolly '74 who, along with George Field ’78, Martin Ebel ’94 and John Hanify ‘74, interviewed Kelly for the job as members of the new Alumni Board. "Her breadth of both personal and professional experience is remarkable, and her institutional knowledge of Boston College and BC Law will serve us well. I was particularly struck by Christine’s experience in inaugurating the Junior Fellows program of the Boston Bar Foundation. To me it indicates her keen understanding of the range of experiences our Law School graduates encounter both in the early days of their careers and as they advance in both law-related and non-law-related endeavors, their interest in affiliation, and their need for a wide range of options to satisfy that interest.”

Kelly is the mother of three young children. She and her husband Matthew, also BC Law Class of 1997, live in Milton.