WMU-Cooley Law School Names New Assistant Dean in Tampa

Katherine Gustafson

Associate Dean Ronald Sutton of Western Michigan University Cooley Law School’s Tampa Bay has announced that Katherine Gustafson has been tapped to fill the role of assistant dean.

Gustafson started her career at WMU-Cooley in 2008 as a visiting professor and coordinator for academic resources.  In 2012, she joined the Tampa Bay campus full-time faculty, teaching legal research and writing, skills seminars, and introduction to law classes.  She was appointed to the post of campus auxiliary dean in 2016. Before joining the law school, she was an attorney with Mahjoory, Mahjoory, and Beery, PLC, located in Lansing, Michigan.

“Since joining the law school’s Tampa Bay campus, Kathy has played an integral role in the education of law students both in and out of the classroom,” said Sutton. “In the classroom, she is a dedicated educator who is valued by both her students and colleagues. Outside the classroom, she has helped our students grow by coordinating many of the law school’s philanthropic events designed to help those less fortunate in the Hillsborough County community. I am honored and proud that she has agreed to fill the role of assistant dean.”

Gustafson begins her new role when the law school’s summer term begins in May.

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