Law School Building Planning Committee
All building projects conducted on the UND campus are supervised by UND President
Robert Kelley. He has appointed Dean Kathryn Rand and Paul LeBel, former Dean and Provost, as co-chairs of the Law School Building Planning Committee.
Additional members appointed by President Kelley include:
Julie Simon –vice chair, Director of Finance and Administration
Mike McGinniss, Assistant Professor of Law
Trish Hodny, Director of Career Services
Brad Parrish, Assistant Dean for Student Life
Dave Haberman, Head of Student Services, UND Law Library
Staff support is provided to the committee by Cheri Tretter, UND Law Dean's office
The Committee is charged with working with the architects to provide effective coordination, implementation and communication in the design phase, as well as ongoing support when the construction begins. The planning will involve all members of the law school community through the use of design focus teams addressing issues related to instruction, research, student experience, administration, and library and information services.
President Kelley also appointed 11 external advisors from the University and the legal
profession who will be available to the Committee to provide input, feedback, and
expertise during the planning process. The advisors appointed include:
Gerald W. VandeWalle, Chief Justice, North Dakota Supreme Court
Nancy Morris, Attorney, Erik R. Johnson & Associates, Ltd., Fargo, N.D. and State Bar Association of North Dakota President, 2013-14
William Guy, Attorney, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., Fargo, N.D.
Levi Andrist, Attorney, Vogel Law Firm, Bismarck, N.D.
Susan Walton, Vice President for University and Public Affairs
Lori Swinney, Director of Center for Instruction & Learning Technology
Rick Tonder, Associate Director, Facilities Planning
Peggy Lucke, Associate Vice President for Finance & Operations
Fawn Behrens-Smith, Architect, Facilities
Larry Zitzow, Director of Facilities
Eric Plummer, Director of Public Safety, University Police Chief