Leary to support students in new dean's role

By Staff




Whiting Dimock Leary is the new senior assistant dean of students at the University of Colorado Law School.

"We are delighted that Whiting has decided to return to Colorado Law and will be joining our leadership team," said Dean David Getches. "She will be an exceptionally qualified asset to our students and our entire community."

Leary recently served as a career manager at Nixon Peabody and as a senior career adviser at Shannon and Manch, advising lawyers and law students on career transitions and career management skills, and participating in firm management.

A 1996 graduate of the CU Law School and a 1992 graduate of Williams College, she has done graduate work in counseling at Johns Hopkins. Leary began her legal practice as a transactional lawyer at Sutherland Asbill and Brennan and then at Dow Lohnes in Washington, D.C. Her work experience also includes the role of vice president of Trammell Crow Co., a real estate brokerage and development firm.

The redesigned dean of students position is responsible for supporting the school's 550 students, including student counseling, student organization assistance, academic support, student fee allocation, and oversight of the Loan Repayment Assistance Program. The position also will oversee the assistant deans for admissions and financial aid and career development.

"The dean of students exists to support Colorado Law students and maximize their experience ... to advocate for students, provide access to academic support, assist with personal matters, develop enrichment programs and support and coordinate activities," Leary said. "Colorado Law is an amazing and supportive community. I look forward to working with the students and helping them cultivate and foster a positive community."