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Boston College Law nets $10 million from UnitedHealth lawyer

  • Donor Marianne Short is ex-managing associate of Dorsey & Whitney
  • The funds will endow the regulation faculty’s deanship

(Reuters) – Boston College Law School has obtained a $10 million donation from alumna Marianne Short, a senior UnitedHealth Group govt and former chief of regulation agency Dorsey & Whitney.

The donation will endow the regulation faculty’s deanship, at the moment stuffed on an interim foundation by Diane Ring. Former dean Vince Rougeau stepped down this summer season after a decade to turn out to be president of the College of the Holy Cross.

Short’s present will assist Boston College entice prime candidates because it searches for a brand new dean, mentioned provost David Quigley. The place has been renamed the Marianne D. Short, Esq., Law School 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,” Short mentioned in a press release, calling the regulation faculty a “guiding force” in her 45-year authorized profession.

Short graduated from Boston College Law in 1976 and joined Dorsey & Whitney the next 12 months. She left in 1988 to function a decide on the Minnesota Court of Appeals however returned as a associate in 2000. She was named world managing associate in 2007, a place she held till 2013, when she turned chief authorized officer at UnitedHealth Group. She held that publish till earlier this 12 months, when she took over accountability for the corporate’s strategic enterprise initiatives.

Short and her husband have already funded an assistant professorship on the regulation faculty and several other different initiatives on the college. She is now the regulation faculty’s “largest benefactor,” officers mentioned Thursday.

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Boston College Law School library in Newton, Massachusetts, U.S., July 18, 2017.      REUTERS/Brian Snyder