I don't know whether you guys have seen this yet, but it was emailed on Wednesday. Great news for WUSTL!
Dear Faculty, Students, and Staff:
I am happy to announce that, with the assistance of Dean Janet Bolin and Professor Charles Burson, the law school has identified and hired a new administrator who will join us in June. He is Michael Spivey, who is currently the associate director for admissions at Vanderbilt Law School. Starting this summer, he will become the Assistant Dean for Career Services, Strategy, and Marketing at the Washington University School of Law.
The search team led by Dean Bolin and Professor Burson interviewed several candidates and spent a great deal of effort identifying the school’s needs for its next career services leader. We concluded that it was vital to hire a person with good experience at a law school with very successful career services, that the person would need to be extraordinarily motivated by the desire to match each individual student with employment opportunities, and that our career services operation needed to be very focused on measurable results in increasing employers coming to the school and increasing the numbers of students with employment opportunities at each stage of their legal education. Mike Spivey was hands-down the strongest candidate to match these needs. He is an enthusiastic manager who is motivated to achieve progress in our placement of our students. In his work at admissions at Vanderbilt, he has acquired a national reputation for knowing and recruiting students individually and effectively, and for marketing the school. We believe he will be an excellent new leader for the challenges and opportunities we face in our school. Dean Spivey will also be assisting us, as part of our student services team, in forming strategy and marketing efforts for all aspects of our operations.