PRESS ROOM: Dean’s Advisory Council Forms at FAMU Law with Distinguished Members

Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law
Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law
Pictured from left: Jéan Wilson; Leticia Marquez; Emerson Thompson; John Crossman; Jerry Demings; A. Noni Holmes-Kidd; William “Bud” Kirk; Lindsay Greene; Arthenia Joyner; LeRoy Pernell; Faye Allen; Christina Redman; Roberta Walton; Ava Doppelt; Gary Salzman; Christopher Monts; Buddy Dyer; and Donald Henderson. Not Pictured: John Davis.
Pictured from left: Jéan Wilson; Leticia Marquez; Emerson Thompson; John Crossman; Jerry Demings; A. Noni Holmes-Kidd; William “Bud” Kirk; Lindsay Greene; Arthenia Joyner; LeRoy Pernell; Faye Allen; Christina Redman; Roberta Walton; Ava Doppelt; Gary Salzman; Christopher Monts; Buddy Dyer; and Donald Henderson. Not Pictured: John Davis.

ORLANDO, Fla. – Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law has formed a Dean’s Advisory Council with key community partners, business leaders and legal practitioners.

The goals of the newly established Dean’s Advisory Council include serving as ambassadors for the FAMU College of Law, advancing the mission of the law school in the legal, business and broader communities; serving in an advisory capacity to the administration and faculty in the evaluation of the College of Law and its educational programs; and supporting the College of Law’s efforts to attract and retain a diverse and high quality student body.

“The Dean’s Advisory Council will play a major role in ensuring that the FAMU College of Law is effectively integrated into the communities we serve,” said FAMU College of Law Interim Dean LeRoy Pernell. “We look forward to working with each of these community leaders as we move forward with our legacy of excellence and our responsibility to serve as a transformative force for the public good.”

Dean’s Advisory Council Chair John Crossman said, “This is an exciting time to be associated with the FAMU College of Law. I look forward to accomplishing many goals as we work together to build and strengthen ties with the greater Orlando community and this great College of Law.”

The FAMU College of Law Dean’s Advisory Council consists of the following distinguished professionals:

  • Honorable Faye Allen, County Judge, Ninth Judicial Circuit of Florida
  • John Crossman, Dean’s Advisory Council Chair, CEO, Crossman & Company
  • John F. Davis, Executive Vice President, Orlando Regional Chamber
  • Honorable Jerry L. Demings, Mayor, Orange County
  • Ava Doppelt, Shareholder, Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, + Gilcrest, P.A.
  • Honorable Buddy Dyer, Mayor, City of Orlando
  • Lindsay Greene, Partner, De Beaubien, Simmons, Knight, Mantzaris & Neal
  • Donald R. Henderson, Shareholder, Mateer Harbert Attorneys At Law
  • Honorable Arthenia Joyner, former member of the Florida Senate and FAMU College of Law Alumna
  • Noni Holmes-Kidd, General Counsel, Parkway Property investments, LLC
  • William L. “Bud” Kirk, Jr., Partner, Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell
  • Honorable Leticia Marques, Circuit Court Judge, Ninth Judicial District
  • Christopher Monts, Founding Partner, Monts Law P.L. and FAMU College of Law Alumnus
  • LeRoy Pernell, Interim Dean and Professor of Law, FAMU College of Law
  • Christina Redman, National Vice President of Partner Relations, Feeding Children Everywhere
  • Gary Salzman, Shareholder, Garganese, Weiss, D’Agresta & Salzman, P.A.
  • Honorable Emerson Thompson, Dean’s Advisory Council Vice Chair; Senior Judge, Ninth Judicial Circuit of Florida
  • Roberta Walton, Self Help Center Manager, Orange County Clerk of Courts and FAMU College of Law Alumna
  • Jéan Wilson, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

For more information about the FAMU College of Law, please visit law.famu.edu.

About FAMU College of Law

The FAMU College of Law is located in the heart of Downtown Orlando, just steps from the George C. Young United States Courthouse and Federal Building; and blocks from governmental offices, major law firms, large corporations and legal service agencies.

The college’s prime location provides students with direct access to the area’s largest employers of individuals with law degrees, offering our students and graduates ample avenues to gain practical experience in the legal profession.

With tuition among the lowest of the 13 law schools in Florida, along with a full-time day program and a part-time evening program, the college is distinctly positioned to offer the traditional student and the working professional a chance to earn a law degree while accruing minimal debt.

Thanks to its renowned faculty, the college focuses on academic excellence in the classroom; emphasizes practical experience and public service within its clinical programs; and stresses professionalism through its co-curricular activities.

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