FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Dean Cynthia Nance and the University of Arkansas University of Law school and employees welcome Greneda Johnson to the school’s administrative group. Johnson joined the faculty as director of variety, fairness, inclusion and belonging on July 11. She will be liable for the development, coordination and administrative oversight of programs built to market variety within the legislation university community and be certain equity and inclusion of all college constituents. She will also serve as the most important liaison to the school’s 31 college student businesses.
“We are enthusiastic to have Greneda back again in the University of Regulation as section of our leadership crew,” Nance claimed. “The experience, perseverance and understanding she brings from her legal career and her experiences right here as a legislation pupil will permit her to be incredibly efficient in this placement.”
Most not long ago, Johnson served as professional bono director for Legal Aid of Arkansas, an corporation dedicated to championing equal justice for small-profits people and communities. She has also labored as an attorney expert or staff attorney for Legal Assist of Arkansas and the Arkansas Office of Human Services. At ADHS, she researched state and federal regulation connected to present lawful issues and encouraged managers on issues affecting the company in addition to getting ready legal briefs, motions and other pleadings to support the working day-to-day perform of the agency. Johnson’s to start with lawful position was as a licensing and compliance law clerk at Walmart.
A native of Fort Smith, Johnson is a two-time graduate of the College of Arkansas. In 2004 she received a Bachelor of Arts in political science and authorized experiments from the Fulbright School of Arts and Sciences, and she is a 2007 graduate of the Faculty of Legislation. Johnson has a enthusiasm for encouraging many others and for enhancing range in the authorized profession. In 2019 she, along with fellow 2007 School of Law graduates Cornelius Boone, Tea’ Boone, Efrem Neely and Angela Wilson, developed and funded a scholarship to motivate diverse pupils to select regulation as a profession. The scholarship will be awarded for a third time this slide. Johnson has also been an energetic alumna who supported the faculty by mentoring pupils and coordinating alumni routines.
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