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Jim Buckley – Azusa Pacific University

Est. reading time: 4 mins

In 2018, Jim Buckley, who had worked as a chemical engineer, an attorney and consultant, made a faith-based decision about his life and career. “I felt called to understand God’s word more deeply,” says Buckley about taking a sabbatical to earn a master’s degree in theological studies at The Master’s University. His decision required obedience […]

Jessica Swartz – Western Michigan University

Est. reading time: 4 mins

At Western Michigan University, there wasn’t always a written policy outlining accommodations for students with disabilities. “A lot of professors and supervisors were making decisions on their own and trying to do the right thing, but it caused a lot of issues,” says Jessica Swartz, WMU’s deputy general counsel. In October 2020, a reasonable accommodation […]

Jeremy A. Colby – Niagara University

Est. reading time: 4 mins

As it strives to build a better community on both sides of the U.S.-Canadian border, Niagara University is following the mission of its patron, St. Vincent de Paul. So says Jeremy A. Colby, who’s soon to celebrate his second anniversary as general counsel of his alma mater in Lewiston, New York. When asked about his […]

Javier Ley-Soto – Miami Dade College

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It’s been a trying eight months around the world as the COVID-19 pandemic has upended lives, shuttered industries and kept people under lockdown or quarantine. However, this global crisis has also accelerated innovation. Arguably, it’s been a bigger struggle for institutions of higher education that are having to create and implement new teaching modalities for […]

Jennifer L. Ervin – Shelby County Schools

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Most homecoming celebrations involve wearing school colors, singing the school song, a pep rally and then the big game. For Jennifer L. Ervin, homecoming has been a bit more involved. As general counsel and chief legal officer from 2016-19 for the Shelby County Schools in Memphis, Tennessee, she managed all the legal operations for the […]

Joy White – Morehouse College

Est. reading time: 6 mins

There were times when it all felt overwhelming, like the weight of the world was bearing down a million tons at a time. Here she was, an African American woman soon to be a single mother, trying to complete her summer associate position while the final year of law school—a white, male dominated field—loomed on […]

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