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Professor and Associate Dean Marcella David Joins FAMU as Provost

November 25, 2014

Members of the Law School Community,

Today, President Elmira Mangum of the Florida A & M University announced that Professor and Associate Dean Marcella David will join her leadership team as Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs.  Provost David will begin her new role on February 2.  The Florida A & M press release is available at:

This is a bittersweet moment for our community.  I know you share my joy for Provost David as she takes on this new challenge, as well as my sadness as she leaves Iowa Law.  We are proud of her, and we are grateful for all her contributions to the University of Iowa and the College of Law.

Provost David joined our faculty in 1995, spending five years of her tenure in central administration.   She is an innovative teacher and an inspiration to her students.  Both on central campus and at the law school, she has taken on a wide-range of leadership roles.  As associate dean, she has led our international and comparative law programs and has taken responsibility for many special initiatives, including the Hubbard pipeline program and Bridging the Gap and the new SJD and the two-year, advanced standing JD program for international lawyers.  She chaired last year's self-study and strategic planning process and is currently chairing our enrollment management committee.  Provost David has brought her creativity, can-do attitude, and good judgment to the Dean' Leadership Group and to the Iowa Law School Foundation Board of Directors.  We will miss her very much.

Please join me in congratulating Provost David and wishing her continued great success as she takes on new challenges.

Gail B. Agrawal
Dean and F. Wendell Miller Professor of Law


Marcella David