Dean Breaks Ground at CUA Law School

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Byline: Melissa Brosk, THE WASHINGTON TIMES

The Catholic University of America is making history with the appointment of Veryl V. Miles as dean of its Columbus School of Law.

Mrs. Miles is the first woman and the first black to be appointed dean of the law school in its 108-year history.

"This appointment will ensure stability and continuity with the school's historic past while creating the promise of an even greater future," said the Rev. David M. O'Connell, president of the university.

Father O'Connell, who appointed Mrs. Miles to the position, said, "Her academic credentials are of the highest caliber and her professional background singles her out among peers as incredibly well-suited for this leadership position at CUA."

As dean of the college, Mrs. Miles will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the law school, including the courses taught, alumni outreach programs and fundraising.

"As the primary spokesperson for the law school, I will be responsible for telling the story of the law school, and promoting its programs and its people," she said.

One of her biggest challenges will be getting out the word about Catholic University's law school. …