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Alumna Appointed Wayne Law Assistant Dean of Admissions

July 14, 2008

DETROIT (July 14, 2008) –Wayne State University Law School is proud to announce the appointment of Ericka Matthews-Jackson, a 1997 Wayne Law alumna, as Assistant Dean of Admissions.

As Assistant Dean, Matthews-Jackson will oversee all Wayne Law enrollment and recruitment efforts; supervise other admissions professionals; assist in the development of a comprehensive marketing plan to increase outreach and recruitment efforts; and provide consultation to prospective students with regard to the admissions process.

Matthews-Jackson will begin in her new role July 15, 2008.

“On behalf of Wayne Law faculty, staff, students and alumni, I would like to congratulate and welcome back Ericka Matthews-Jackson,” said Wayne Law Dean Robert M. Ackerman. “Her experience as an attorney, as a development officer and, most of all, as an alumna of Wayne Law, will be invaluable to her role as Assistant Dean of Admissions. Ms. Matthews-Jackson is an extremely bright, energetic leader who will add great value to our admissions and recruitment efforts. We are fortunate to add her to our already wonderful admissions team and look forward to great things from her.”

Prior to her appointment as Assistant Dean of Admissions, Matthews-Jackson served as a senior major gift officer at the University of Michigan where she was responsible for raising funds for research, programs and the construction of a new state-of-the-art Children’s and Women’s Hospital.

Before working at UM, Matthews-Jackson served three years as associate director of development and director of the Damon J. Keith Collection at Wayne Law. Other past work experiences include seven years at Sommers Schwartz, P.C. (litigation attorney) and the City of Detroit Law Department (law clerk).

Matthews-Jackson is a current member of the Oakland County Women’s Bar Association Advisory Board and the State Bar of Michigan, and has served on the Board of Directors of the Izumi Family Fund at Wayne Law and on the Wayne State University President’s Commission On the Status of Women.

Wayne State University Law School has served Michigan and beyond since its inception as Detroit City Law School in 1927. Located in Detroit’s re-energized historic cultural center, the Law School remains committed to student success and features modern lecture and court facilities, multi-media classrooms, a 250-seat auditorium, and the Arthur Neef Law Library, which houses one of the nation's 40 largest legal collections. Taught by an internationally recognized faculty, Wayne State Law School students experience a high-quality legal education via a growing array of hands-on curricular offerings, five live-client clinics, and access to well over 100 internships with local and non-profit entities each year. Its 11,000 living alumni, who work in every state of the nation and more than a dozen foreign countries, include leading members of the local, national and international legal communities. For more information, visit www.law.wayne.edu.

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