Dean's Advisory Board

The Dean’s Advisory Board is a group of alumni comprised of approximately 70 members who serve on the board at the invitation of the dean. The Advisory Board is tasked with providing the dean with feedback and advice regarding the general business operations of Nebraska Law. This advice and feedback is given at semi-annual meetings of the board as well as through the working groups of the board. Each advisory board member serves on a working group led by the faculty member or administrator that specifically address the priorities of the College. The working groups and the responsible faculty member or administrators (denoted by ^ below) are:

  • Executive Committee (Dean Richard Moberly) - Comprised of one member of each subcommittee
  • Operations (Dean Richard Moberly)
  • Career Development (Assistant Dean Tasha Everman)
  • Alumni Engagement and Reunions (Assistant Director Katie Pfannenstiel)
  • Diversity and Inclusion / Underserved Law Opportunities Program (Associate Dean Anna Shavers)
  • Professional Skills Development (Assistant Dean Molly Brummond)
  • Law + Business (Professor Adam Thimmesch)
  • Rural Law Opportunities Program (Professor Anthony Schutz)
  • Admissions (Assistant Dean Tracy Warren)
The entire board will meet two times per year – once in the fall in connection with reunions and once in the spring in connection with the Dean's Advisory Board Awards gathering. In addition to the two meetings of the entire Board, the Executive Committee (denoted by * below) will meet with the Dean twice throughout the year.  Other working groups may meet via teleconference throughout the year as needed.

Interested in serving on the Dean’s Advisory Board? Contact Molly Brummond.

Dean's Advisory Council Working Groups

Admissions
Nebraska Law’s Admissions Office is tasked with recruiting a talented, diverse incoming class of students each year. These efforts can be aided by the involvement of our alumni. The Admissions Working Group is charged with developing and implementing a plan of action as it pertains to using alumni volunteers to attract, build relationships with, and ultimately, recruit the best and the brightest to Nebraska Law.

Steve Maun
Steve Maun *

N
Kate Fitzgerald Kucera     

Bill Dittrick
Bill Dittrick
Eartha Johnson
Eartha Johnson
Laurie Meyers
Laurie Meyers
Mariana Moguel
Mariana Moguel
N
Karey Skiermont     
N
Steve Henning     
N
Reginald Young     
Tracy Warren
Tracy Warren^




Diversity and Inclusion

The Diversity and Inclusion Working Group is charged with helping Nebraska Law develop initiatives and events that support the goal of enhancing the environment for diversity, inclusion and equity at the College of Law. This includes building the diversity of the student body, faculty, and staff, and creating an environment of inclusion. The group will work closely with the Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion to achieve these goals.

N
Lily Amare*   
N
Laura Antonuccio   
Trevor Brass
Trevor Brass
N
Hon. Vernon Daniels   
N
Arianna Eddy   
Jan Gradwohl
Jan Gradwohl
Kate Martz
Kate Martz
Scott Moore
Scott Moore
N
Amber Shavers   
N
Jose Soto   
N
Hon. Stephanie Stacy   
N
Kendra Weston   
N
LaShawn Young   
Anna Shavers
Anna Shavers^



Alumni Engagement

Alumni play a vital role in the life and success of Nebraska Law. Therefore, it is of the utmost importance that Nebraska Law works to engage as many alumni as possible. The Alumni Engagement Working Group is charged with evaluating the College’s reunion program and alumni events, and suggesting ways to improve them. This evaluation process should include looking for additional opportunities to connect alumni to the College of Law. The group will work closely with the Assistant Director of Alumni Relations & Event Planning to achieve these goals.

Earl Scudder
Earl Scudder*
John Anderson
John Anderson
Damon Barry
Damon Barry
Rick Berkshire
Rick Berkshire
Frank Labrador
Frank Labrador
N
Dayna Langdon     
N
Dick Schmoker     
N
Patricia Winter     
Katie Pfannenstiel
Katie Pfannenstiel^




Rural Practice

The Rural Law Opportunities Program serves at least two ends: It helps the law school recruit students and it helps provide a cost-effective legal education to students who are likely to return to rural areas and practice law.  These outcomes have further benefits: a more diverse student body, a more capable rural bar, and so on.  This working group is charged with helping the law school understand the demands of rural practice so that we may better recruit and train these rural practitioners.  That training should also involve building connections with alumni before, during, and after law school. The group will work closely with the Director of RLOP.

Anna Stehlik
Anna Stehlik*
Kurt Arganbright
Kurt Arganbright
Jennifer Bear Eagle
Jennifer Bear Eagle
Jan Krotter Chvala
Jan Krotter Chvala
Maggie Jackson
Maggie Jackson
Tom Maul
Tom Maul
N
Kara Ronnau     
N
Laura Troshynski     
Matt Watson
Matt Watson
Anthony Schutz
Anthony Schutz^




Professional Skills Development
The College’s Build Your Character Program emphasizes professional skills development and has the potential to set Nebraska Law apart from its peers. The Professional Skills Development Working Group is charged with brainstorming and implementing ways to strengthen the program, including its content and content delivery, and create more student buy-in. The group will work closely with the Assistant Dean of External Relations & Strategic Initiatives. 

Patti Peterson
Patti Peterson*
Graten Beavers
Graten Beavers
N
Stan Feurberg     
N
Deb Gilg     
Joy Kathurima
Joy Kathurima
Teresa Luther
Hon. Teresa Luther
Gail Perry
Gail Perry
Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers
N
Bobby Truhe     
Molly Brummond
Molly Brummond^



Operations

In addition to being an educational institution, Nebraska Law is a business. The Operations Working Group is charged with advising the dean on the College’s various business-related issues and needs, including providing thoughts on the budget, strategic planning, management of employees, and physical plant.

N
Sam Hohman*     
N
Bob Caldwell     
N
Daniel Dawes     
Emily McIlravy
Emily McElravy
N
Ben Harris     
Mike Pallesen
Mike Pallesen
Tara Stingley
Tara Stingley
John Zimmer
John Zimmer
Richard Moberly
Richard Moberly^




Career Development
The Career Development Office is tasked with helping Nebraska Law students find careers that meet their various needs, interests, and goals. The careers that our graduates ultimately have take on a variety of forms and continue to evolve. The Career Development Working Group is charged with helping the Career Development Office fulfill its mission by providing perspective on employer needs, developing stronger alumni connections in key cities and states, participating in programing, and helping Nebraska Law build JD Advantage pipelines.  This working group will work closely with the Assistant Dean of Career Development. 

N
Odies Williams*     
N
Tom Chapman     
N
Yohance Christie     
Beth Evans
Beth Evans
Lynn Hendrix
Lynn Hendrix
Angela Korpas
Angela Korpas
N
Sen. Ben Nelson     
Tara Paulsen
Tara Paulsen
David Schwenke
David Schwenke
Tasha Everman
Tasha Everman^




Law + Business
The Law + Business Program was developed in order to create a pipeline of business students to Nebraska Law and to connect new employers to Nebraska Law students. The Law + Business Working Group is charged with evaluating the first year of the program, making recommendations for improvements, and developing a list of alumni who will serve as resources for this program. Additionally, this working group may work to identify future partners for fellowships and other programmatic needs. This working group will work closely with the Director of the Law + Business Program.

N
Mike Dunlap*     
David Arnold
David Arnold
N
Emily Campbell     
Bart Dillashaw
Bart Dillashaw
Miranda Hobelman
Miranda Hobelman
Andy Massey
Andy Massey
David Milligan
David Milligan
Max Rodenburg
Max Rodenburg
Erin Rolf
Erin Ebler Rolf
Adam Thimmesch
Adam Thimmesch^

Dean's Advisory Board Awards

The College of Law is proud of the many and varied accomplishments of its alumni. The Dean’s Advisory Board honors two alumni, one faculty member, and one third-year law student at the Dean's Advisory Board Awards program each year.

Dean's Advisory Board Awards