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McShay Hired as Assistant Dean for Admissions & Financial Aid

Boston College Law School has announced the appointment of Shawn McShay to the position of Assistant Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid. McShay comes to BC Law following the retirement of Rita Jones Simpson, who had worked for the Law School for over 19 years (see earlier story).

“Shawn’s unique skill set and years of experience in the admissions and financial aid fields make him well suited to lead our recruiting efforts as we continue to work hard to attract the very best students in the world to BC Law,” said BC Law Dean Vincent Rougeau. “I would like to thank all the members of the faculty and staff who served on the search committee and participated in candidate interviews. This broad base of involvement has ensured our ability to hire an assistant dean of the highest caliber.”

Previously, McShay served as Assistant Dean of Admissions at the Washington and Lee University School of Law, where he managed the JD and LLM admissions operation, as well as the University’s multi-million dollar merit scholarship and endowment fund. Shawn has also served as Senior Director of Enrollment at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, and Assistant Director of Admissions at Fordham University Law School.

McShay holds a B.S. and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from West Virginia Wesleyan College. He has held leadership positions in the LSAC and has served on the planning committee for the Annual Meeting of Law School Diversity Professionals.

McShay will officially begin his duties at BC Law on July 15.

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