Forbes Names DRi One of the Best Executive Search Firms in the U.S. for 6th Consecutive Year

Learn More Waterstone Human Capital

Announcing AccessLex Institute’s Director of Programs for Diversity

DRwas pleased to identify Rachel Patterson as AccessLex Institute’s Director of Programs for Diversity. She will play a critical role in AccessLex’s mission of advancing accessible, affordable, and valuable legal education.

Founded in 1983 as the Law School Assured Access Program with a mission to provide financial access for students admitted to law schools, today AccessLex Institute has broadened its mission to foster widespread access to quality law schools.  AccessLex achieves this mission through research, policy analysis and advocacy, and direct services to students and schools. The heart of its efforts is the Center for Legal Education Excellence. Through the Center’s programs and services, AccessLex ensures students will be able to successfully apply, be admitted to, and complete their legal education programs. As the high-quality candidate pool for law programs becomes larger and larger, AccessLex is committed to ensuring that all motivated students from any background will have an equal opportunity to become the a part of the next generation of legal professionals. AccessLex Institute’s Director of Programs for Diversity would be the leader in testing and implementing bold new initiatives that increase the diversity of law students.

DRiWaterstone identified Rachel’s knowledge as essential to AccessLex. She gained firsthand experience in Law School admissions by serving as the Assistant Director of Admissions for Georgetown Law. In a short time, she assisted in the review and rendering of decisions for over 10,000 applications. Prior to this, Rachel served as a Program Director for the Law and Leadership Institute, LLC, where she identified and implemented initiatives that prepared high school students for post-secondary and professional success. She also spearheaded diversity pipeline research while serving as the Assistant Director of the Association of American Law Schools. Her experience in student support, program development, and diversity research would all be critical for AccessLex and its Programs for Diversity.

Rachel received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, her Master of Science in Teaching from Pace University, and her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.

We wish Rachel and AccessLex much success in their groundbreaking student support.

object(WP_Post)#2698 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(1643) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "1" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2017-08-29 18:53:12" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2017-08-29 18:53:12" ["post_content"]=> string(2421) "DRis pleased to announce the placement of Chris Rotella as the next CRFB Director of Development. The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is a nonpartisan, non-profit organizations that is one of the leading voices for fiscal responsibility and budget reform. Originally formed by two former Members of Congress from opposite political parties,  CRFB has confronted lawmakers from both sides of the aisle on difficult budget realities for over 30 years, and has produced top-quality, nonpartisan research to educate the general public on fiscal policy impacts. With its expert analysts and policy recommendations, CRFB has been mentioned thousands of times within leading media outlets including The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, NBC Nightly News, CBS Face the Nation, and many others. As the public face of the organization, CRFB President Maya MacGuineas provides regular commentary on budgetary issues and plays an active role in the organization's fundraising efforts. The next CRFB Director of Development would have to work closely with Ms. MacGuineas in order to achieve the Center's development goals. With such a large profile, CRFB requires a wide base of support to support its programs, research, and outreach to policy makers. The Director of Development would lead a diverse department that focuses on major donors, foundations, dozens of annual special events, and a portfolio of nearly 200,000 individuals that have shown an interest in CRFB's work and fixing the country's debt issues. Chris emerged as the candidate whose expertise would be a natural fit for CRFB. He spent the last 10 years in various development departments within The George Washington University, working with senior leaders to build and expand donor pipelines. His experience packaging the work of program directors and researchers to donors at GWU made him a perfect fit for collaborating with CRFB's policy analysts. His B.A. in Political Science and M.B.A. in Finance from GWU gave him the perfect background for communicating budget issues to prospective donors. It was a pleasure to work with CRFB and we look forward to seeing their impressive analyses in the news and all around the DC area." ["post_title"]=> string(61) "Congratulations to CRFB Director of Development Chris Rotella" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["ping_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(55) "congratulations-crfb-director-development-chris-rotella" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2017-08-29 18:53:12" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2017-08-29 18:53:12" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(42) "" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" }