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  • Writer's picturePatricia Salkin

ABA Program with President Krislov, President-Designate Hernandez and former President Studley

Last week the ABA State and Local Government Law Section, along with the Administrative Law Section and the Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division hosted a webinar with three lawyers in higher education who are, will be or have been campus presidents. The bios of the panelists are below - and the program can be accessed at:;!!HoV-yHU!qwSusgz2_WC6qZf8Fq228ak4mHT0K0XuuTtchgATJvmYUYlTCBWP-QNhFtFAGoOf-4iwU5GPdDR6lBJOXUCiIZKeDi7XW-djq5Nj9A$

The passcode is: g!iOnK4f

Tiffany Hernandez will assume the presidency of Glendale Community College in Arizona in July 2023. She currently serves as the Vice President for Student Success at San Antonio College. Previously she served as Dean for Student Success; Department Chairperson for the Public Policy and Service department overseeing the Criminal Justice, Political Science, Human Services, Court Reporting, and Public Administration programs; and as tenured faculty in the Criminal Justice program. Prior to entering academia, Hernandez served as a Deputy County Attorney in the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office in Arizona, and a veteran, she served on active duty and as a reservist in the United States Air Force. Hernandez earned her JD from the University of Utah College of Law. See, Glendale Community College Selects Lawyer Tiffany Hernandez as its Next President (

Marvin Krislov is the President of Pace University. Prior to that he was the President of Oberlin College. Earlier, he was vice president and general counsel at the University of Michigan, where he led the legal defense of the University’s admission policies that resulted in the 2003 Supreme Court decision recognizing the importance of student body diversity. Prior to entering academia he served as associate counsel in the Office of Counsel to the President under President Bill Clinton and later as acting solicitor and then deputy solicitor of national operations in the US Department of Labor. In 2009, President Barack Obama nominated, and the Senate confirmed, Krislov to serve on the National Council on the Humanities, where served until the summer of 2019. Krislov earned his J.D. from Yale Law School. See, This President Was a White House Counsel and Deputy U.S. Solicitor Before Career in Higher Education (

Jamienne S. Studley, President of WSCUC, a leading international higher education accrediting organization, since 2018, has worked across higher education, public service, civil rights and non-profit management to advance equity, student success, and public engagement. She served as deputy undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Education, and also as acting undersecretary and assistant secretary for postsecondary education, and earlier as deputy and acting general counsel. [this sentence is optional if it’s too long: Earlier she was a member and chair of the Department’s National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI).] Studley served as President of Skidmore College. Prior to that she was Associate Dean & Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School, and later was president of Public Advocates, a civil rights advocacy group. She earned her J.D. at Harvard Law School.

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