New Dean at the Florida A&M University College of Law

LeRoy Pernell has been named dean of the law school at Florida A&M University. For the past decade Pernell has been dean of the College of Law at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. Prior to that time, Pernell was a faculty member of the law school at Ohio State University, where he is an alumnus. Dean Pernell, a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, has received awards for his efforts to increase faculty and student diversity at Northern Illinois University.

The Florida A&M University College of Law in Orlando was founded in 2002 and received provisional accreditation from the American Bar Association in 2004. The latest data shows 336 full-time students. Blacks are about one half the student body at the law school. There are 41 full-time faculty and administrators at the school, 31 of whom are blacks or other minorities.