This morning, Dean Ronald Weich sent a note to faculty and staff to deliver big law school news:
“I am both proud and pained to let you know that our wonderful colleague Jill Green will leave UB later this summer to become Associate Dean for Student Services and Career Development at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. This is a great professional opportunity for Jill – in her new role at Hopkins she’ll oversee the operations and overall strategic direction of multiple units within the Carey School, including student services, academic advising, career development and financial aid.
“Jill graduated from UB in 1994 and came back to work here in 2006. In the six years Jill has served as Assistant Dean for Career Development she has been resourceful, indefatigable and hugely successful in helping UB students begin their legal careers, even in the difficult job market of recent years. She is also deeply involved in the Maryland legal community and has been an amazing ambassador for UB throughout the region.”
Reactions from Green’s colleagues were bittersweet.
“I think I’ll admit to having mixed emotions,” wrote Professor Elizabeth Keyes, director of the Immigrant Rights Clinic. “The mature, gracious part of me that will be happy for Jill at some point is completely drowned out right now by how much I will miss her.”
Externship Director Millicent Newhouse will serve as Interim Assistant Dean for Career Development, Weich said.