(Reuters) – Boston College Law Faculty has acquired a $10 million donation from alumna Marianne Brief, a senior UnitedHealth Group government and former chief of regulation agency Dorsey & Whitney.
The donation will endow the regulation faculty’s deanship, at the moment crammed on an interim foundation by Diane Ring. Former dean Vince Rougeau stepped down this summer time after a decade to develop into president of the College of the Holy Cross.
Brief’s present will assist Boston College appeal to prime candidates because it searches for a brand new dean, mentioned provost David Quigley. The place has been renamed the Marianne D. Brief, Esq., Law Faculty Deanship in honor of the present.
“The law school has always had strong deans who supported the faculty in providing students with a broad preparation that went beyond targeting a position,” Brief mentioned in an announcement, calling the regulation faculty a “guiding force” in her 45-year authorized profession.
Brief graduated from Boston College Law in 1976 and joined Dorsey & Whitney the next yr. She left in 1988 to function a choose on the Minnesota Court docket of Appeals however returned as a accomplice in 2000. She was named international managing accomplice in 2007, a place she held till 2013, when she turned chief authorized officer at UnitedHealth Group. She held that submit till earlier this yr, when she took over duty for the corporate’s strategic enterprise initiatives.
Brief and her husband have already funded an assistant professorship on the regulation faculty and a number of other different initiatives on the college. She is now the regulation faculty’s “largest benefactor,” officers mentioned Thursday.
College of Florida Law will get one other $40 million from namesake donor
McGeorge Law says trial lawyer’s $25 mln present will broaden entry