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Raising the Bar

Dean Inauguration Recognizes Two Women

The celebration marked not only the beginning of a new generation of leadership but also of the role of women in leading the Law School.

Photograph by Michael Manning

BC Law’s most generous benefactor, and the first dean to hold the chair that her $10 million gift endowed, were honored at an inauguration ceremony in Barat House on May 10. Odette Lienau became the Marianne D. Short, Esq., Dean when she joined the Law School in January 2023. Lienau and Short, NC’73, JD’76, P’05, along with Short’s husband, Raymond L. Skowra Jr., were applauded at the event by Boston College dignitaries as well as family, friends, and colleagues.