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Bud Kirk Selected to Serve on the FAMU College of Law’s newly formed Dean’s Advisory Council

Bud Kirk Selected to Serve on the FAMU College of Law’s newly formed Dean’s Advisory Council

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.

Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law has formed a Dean’s Advisory Council with key community partners, business leaders and legal practitioners. RumbergerKirk’s Bud Kirk will serve as one of the council members.

As members of the Dean’s Advisory Council, members will:

  • Serve as ambassadors for the FAMU College of Law and assist in advancing the mission of the law school in the legal, business and broader communities,
  • Serve in an advisory capacity to the administration and faculty in the evaluation of the College of Law and its educational programs;
  • Support 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, RumbergerKirk
  • 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.

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