Brad Myers has been tapped to serve as interim dean for the School of Law by Thomas DiLorenzo, provost and vice president for academic affairs.
Myers, who has served as associate dean of UND Law since 2012, will begin his new duties Aug. 1.
Kathryn Rand, who has served as dean since 2009, is stepping down to return to teaching. A search committee is expected to launch in the fall to seek a permanent dean.
“Dean Rand has been a terrific representative for UND throughout her tenure,” said DiLorenzo. “She will be sorely missed. I have had the opportunity to work with Brad Myers on the Senate Budget Committee and been impressed with his knowledge and expertise in budget and tenure. I look forward to working with him.”
Myers, who holds the title of Randy Lee Professor of Law, has been with UND Law since 2001, and carries a full load of teaching trusts and estates, tax, and business and estate planning in addition to his administrative duties. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in kinesiology from UCLA, his juris doctor from the University of Oregon and the LL.M. in taxation from New York University. He practiced law at private firms before joining the UND faculty.
He is active with the state and local bar associations and gives continuing legal education workshops across the state. He also serves on the editorial board for The Gavel, the publication of the State Bar Association of North Dakota.
Myers was appointed by Gov. Hoeven and reappointed by Gov. Burgum to serve as one of North Dakota’s commissioners to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws.
“It’s going to be so difficult stepping into Kathryn’s shoes,” said Myers. “She has so much expertise in the deanship. She developed strong relationships with faculty and staff to create a team approach. I will work to sustain that.”
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