Dean's Office

Katey M. HowertonKatey Howerton
Associate Dean for Advancement and CEO, Marshall-Wythe School of Law Foundation

Degrees: B.S. (Criminal Justice), Radford University; M.S. (Higher Education Administration), Old Dominion University
Email: [[w|kmhowe]]
Office Phone: (757) 221-1394; Office Location: Room 287

Dean Howerton joined the Law School Advancement team in 2015 as Assistant Dean for Development and Alumni Affairs and later became Senior Assistant Dean. Her portfolio of responsibilities includes: serving as the chief fundraiser for the Law School and the Dean’s strategic partner while leading and managing a comprehensive advancement program, overseeing alumni engagement efforts and directing communications.  

Representative Professional Activities and Achievements

A Virginia native, Dean Howerton began her career in institutional advancement at William & Mary during the Campaign for William & Mary (2000-2007). She served as the university’s Student and Alumni Coordinator and later as a Major Gifts Officer before joining the Law School. Carefully stewarding the completion of the For the Bold Campaign (2014-2020) for the Law School, she was named Associate Dean for Advancement in June 2020.