The University of Cincinnati's Law School Appoints First Black Dean

Maria Perez
May 1, 2019 - 5:00

Verna L. Williams has been appointed dean of the University of Cincinnati’s College of Law. She is the first African American dean at the law college. Williams, who has been a faculty member since 2001, had been serving as the interim dean and Nippert Professor of Law since May 2017, according to a press release from the university. She officially started her job as a full-time dean on April 1. “I am confident Verna’s strong leadership and progressive vision for the college coupled with her legal practice in both the...

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