LaVonda Reed to Become First Black Dean of Georgia State Law School

LaVonda Reed, a Syracuse University law professor and associate provost for faculty affairs, will become the first Black dean of Georgia State University’s College of Law, The Daily Orange reported.

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Reed will begin in her new role on July 1.

“When other universities recognize the leadership talent developed at Syracuse University, there is a sense of pride,” Chancellor Kent Syverud said. “As a former law dean, I can say confidently that Georgia State is making a great investment in her leadership.”

Reed helped create the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence and both the Diversity Opportunity Hire and Future Professors programs at Syracuse.  She has also been responsible for overseeing the school’s Lender Center for Social Justice.