Albany Law School will delay opening until 11am due to the weather.
Albany Law School has named Troy Riddle as the
school’s Assistant Dean for Diversity
and Inclusion, a newly created position intended to further promote a
campus-wide culture of inclusion among the students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
“Dean Riddle will be a great asset to our community,”
said President & Dean Alicia Ouellette. “His expertise as an educator and
resource will help our increasingly diverse population continue to thrive as an
inclusive community. We feel confident that Dean Riddle is the right person to
help us create a community in which people of all backgrounds feel welcome and
“Albany Law School has been working on various programs
and initiatives in support of its commitment to diversity and inclusion,” said
Rosemary Queenan, Associate Dean for Student Affairs. “I look forward to
continuing this work with Dean Riddle, whose expertise and success at other
institutions will be extremely valuable in continuing to support an inclusive
Previously, Riddle served as Assistant Dean of Diversity,
Equity and Inclusion at the John Marshall Law School, Chicago; before that he
worked at the Widener University Delaware Law School, Wilmington. He has a J.D.
from Widener, and an M.B.A. from Philadelphia University. He received the 2017-2018
Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) Diversity Leadership Award, and is a
frequent speaker in the area of diversity, recently delivering the keynote
speech at the 2017 National Diversity Prelaw Conference.
He will work closely with the deans, faculty, staff, and
students to ensure that the diversity-related goals are reached and the law
school experience is enhanced for all students.
The Law School was recently awarded the CLEO Edge award for
its “outstanding contributions in the field of greater equality,” from the
Council on Legal Education Opportunity, which celebrates its 50th anniversary
this year. The Edge awards honor individuals and organizations “that have
contributed to education, diversity, and greater equality in the legal
“We are proud of the diverse range of students in our
entering class,” said Amy Mangione, Assistant Dean of Admissions. “We
look forward to Dean Riddle’s leadership in the areas of minority outreach,
recruitment, and retention, as we work together to continue building a diverse
and dynamic law school community.”
The creation—and hiring—of the new position reflects a
commitment to the School’s strategic plan, that calls for the School to “attract
and retain a talented and diverse pool of students who are engaged learners
prepared to succeed in today's complex and changing world.”