Dean Davison M. Douglas recently announced that Katey M. Howerton will serve as Interim Associate Dean of the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs at William & Mary Law School. Dean Howerton previously served as the office’s Senior Assistant Dean.
“Katey has done an outstanding job as the Law School’s major gifts officer and graciously stepped up to lead our advancement efforts in recent months, following the departure of Laura Beach due to health reasons,” said Douglas. “Her unflagging efforts have been critical to maintaining our fundraising momentum as we head into the home stretch of the For the Bold campaign. I look forward to continuing to work with her as we head toward the finish line.”
Since the launch of the university-wide For the Bold campaign in 2011, the Law School’s alumni and friends have been remarkably generous, contributing more than $83 million in cash, gifts, pledges and estate gifts. The school also has enjoyed a dramatic increase in new student scholarship endowments during the campaign. Additionally, since 2009, the school’s endowments overall have grown from $31.9 million to $79.5 million.
Dean Howerton began her career in institutional advancement at William & Mary. She served as the university’s Student and Alumni Coordinator and later as a Major Gifts Officer before joining the Law School in 2015 as Assistant Dean for Development and Alumni Affairs. A Virginia native, she received her undergraduate degree from Radford University and an M.S. in Higher Education Administration from Old Dominion University.
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