UND Law’s Rand To Conclude Her Service As Dean And Return To Faculty With School Well-Positioned For Her Successor

UND Law School Dean Kathryn R.L. Rand, the first female head of the law school whose nine years in charge ranks her as one of the longest-serving law deans in the country, has decided to conclude her service as dean and continue her role as a law school faculty member. Image courtesy of Rob Carolin.

UND President Mark Kennedy said it best when he called the UND School of Law a “cornerstone” of the University of North Dakota.

Since 2009, this cornerstone program has been by guided by the outstanding leadership of Dean Kathryn R.L. Rand. Recently, Rand announced she has decided to conclude her service as dean.

“I have been honored to give back to the University that has given so much to me,” said Rand, a 1990 UND graduate.  “My commitment to UND and the School of Law won’t end with my deanship, as I will return to my role as a full-time faculty member.”

Rand was selected as permanent dean via a national search in 2011, following successive appointments as acting dean in 2009 and interim dean in 2010. She is the first permanent female dean in the school’s 119-year history. Her nine years of service as dean ranks her as one of the longest serving law deans in the country.

“Kathryn has been an inspiring leader for the law school,” said UND Provost Tom DiLorenzo. “She has created a close-knit and supportive workplace for faculty and staff, and an exceptional learning community for law students.”

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