Florida A&M University named professor Angela Epps as the new Dean of the College of Law in Orlando, Fla., on Thursday.
Epps, was selected through a search partnership with Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. in Miramar Beach, Fla.
Epps is currently a professor of law at William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR).
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Marcella David said in a written statement that Epps’ experience in support of scholars and making connections will make her an asset to FAMU.
“She is an active and engaged scholar who will focus on the student experience and supporting faculty members’ scholarly, research, and service activities,” David said.
Dean of the School of Law at UALR-Bowen Michael H. Schwartz said that FAMU is receiving a great asset in Professor Epps and that she will be missed in Little Rock.
“Her departure from UALR-Bowen is bittersweet for her colleagues here in Little Rock, but we all have known for a long time that she possesses a deep reservoir of skills and abilities that could be tapped," Schwartz said.
Epps has been a professor of law at UALR-Bowen since 1999.
In 2008, she took on the role as associate dean for Academic Affairs. She received her Juris Doctorate from Creighton University School of Law in Omaha, Neb. in 1983.
She is elated about her newly appointed position.
“I am honored to be selected as the next dean of the FAMU College of Law,” Epps said. “I am excited about becoming part of the legacy of ‘Excellence with Caring’ that is FAMU and I look forward to working with the College of Law community.”
Professor Epps will join the College of Law on January 4, 2016.