VLS Dean McHenry to step down

By Kirsten Williams, Staff Writer

The Vermont Law School Board of Trustees on Friday, Nov. 13, together with President and Dean Thomas McHenry, announced McHenry’s decision not to seek a second term. The announcement comes three years after McHenry’s 2017 appointment. He will step down at the end of this academic year, in June 2021.

The Board of Directors commended McHenry’s accomplishments and thanked him for his leadership: “Among his accomplishments, [McHenry] assembled an extraordinarily talented leadership team, and we have enormous confidence in their ability to continue to advance the mission of the school,” said Chairman Glenn Berger, J.D. ‘78.

“My time at VLS has been the most challenging, exciting and rewarding chapter of my life,” wrote McHenry in a school-wide email. “I will miss most of all my interactions with [students] and the pleasure of assisting [them] in the development of legal and policy skills as [they] prepare for professional careers.”

McHenry will continue to lead the school until the end of June . A search committee comprised of faculty, staff, and students already began its search for McHenry’s successor. Mark Sciarrotta, J.D. ’96, chairs the committee.

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