Colorado Law Welcomes Whiting Dimock Leary '96 as the New Dean of Students

September 6, 2010

Dean David Getches and Colorado Law welcome Whiting Dimock Leary as the new Senior Assistant Dean of Students.“We are delighted that Whiting has decided to return to Colorado Law and will be joining our leadership team,” said Dean David Getches. “She will be an exceptionally qualified asset to our students and our entire community.” Dean Leary recently served as a Career Manager at Nixon Peabody and as a Senior Career Advisor at Shannon & Manch, advising lawyers and law students on career transitions and career management skills, and participating in firm management.Dean Leary is a 1996 graduate of the University of Colorado Law School and a 1992 graduate of Williams College. She has done graduate work in counseling at Johns Hopkins. Whiting began her legal practice as a transactional lawyer at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan and then at Dow Lohnes in Washington, DC. Her work experience also includes being Vice President of Trammell Crow Company (real estate brokerage and development).  The redesigned Dean of Students position is responsible for supporting the school’s 550 students, including student counseling, student organization assistance, academic support, student fee allocation, and oversight of the Loan Repayment Assistance Program. In addition, the position will oversee the Assistant Deans for Admissions & Financial Aid and Career Development.“The Dean of Students exists to support Colorado Law students and maximize their experience -- to advocate for students, provide access to academic support, assist with personal matters, develop enrichment programs, and support and coordinate activities,” said Dean Leary. “Colorado Law is an amazing and supportive community. I look forward to working with the students and helping them cultivate and foster a positive community.”