BC Law dean Vincent Rougeau has been named the next president of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, effective July 1, 2021.
Rougeau has served as the dean of the Law School for the past decade, and has helped BC Law increase its national and global reputation as one of the world’s leading law schools. He currently also serves as the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) president, as well as the director of the Boston College Forum on Racial Justice in America.
“BC Law will always remain a special place for me,” Rougeau said in a University press release. “Because of the strength and dedication of the members of the BC Law community, we have been able to do transformative work together over the past decade. BC Law has emerged stronger than ever from a major crisis in legal education that followed the 2008 recession. We have made innovative curricular changes, consistently hired outstanding faculty, achieved successes in admissions and career placement that have drawn national attention, and we have reengaged our alumni and friends, who have responded with record-breaking financial generosity and extraordinary service to the school.
“We also have done transformative work together to make BC Law a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. This was not without its challenges, but we approached it with the humility and honesty required to ensure that all are embraced and welcomed at BC Law,” he said. “Although our work is not yet complete, I take great pride in the example of institutional engagement with issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion that we have set for the legal academy and the legal profession.”
For more, please see the Boston College announcement.