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Ronald Sutton was named the new associate dean of the law school’s Tampa Bay campus following the retirement of Associate Dean Jeffrey Martlew. Sutton was Tampa Bay’s assistant dean and professor. Before joining WMU-Cooley in 2012, Sutton was president of Sutton Sports Management Company, where he was involved with worldwide representation of professional athletes, coaches and broadcasters. Previously, Sutton was an attorney-shareholder with Fraser, Trebilcock, Davis & Dunlap, of Lansing, Michigan, where his practice areas included commercial litigation, insurance law, family law, and sports law.

PRESIDENT AND DEAN DON LeDUC HAS APPOINTED THE FOLLOWING PROFESSORS TO SERVE AS AUXILIARY DEANS TO SUPPORT STUDENT INSTRUCTION, STUDENT SERVICES, ASSESSMENT OF TEACHING, AND THE SCHOOL’S AFFILIATION WITH WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY. AUBURN HILLS

Frank Aiello

Erika Breitfeld

Martha Moore

GRAND RAPIDS

Associate Professor Karen Fultz, was named assistant dean at the Tampa Bay Campus. Fultz was a partner with the law firm Cozen O’Connor in Atlanta, Georgia before joining WMU-Cooley in 2013. She was selected as a member of the Who’s Who of Black Atlanta and was named one of the Nation’s Best 40 Advocates Under 40 by the National Bar Association. Fultz is an expert in the areas of commercial and business litigation, subrogation and recovery litigation (products liability), family law, and business development. In addition to teaching substantive and practical skills in Torts and Equity and Remedies courses, she is very active in Tampa’s legal community. This includes the George Edgecomb Bar Association and various committees of the community’s other bar associations.

Tonya Krause-Phelan

Devin Schindler

David Tarrien

LANSING

Gary Bauer

Brad Charles

TAMPA BAY

Kathy Gustafson

Dan Matthews

Stevie Swanson

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