Jaclyn A. Cherry, an associate professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law, was named associate dean for academic affairs in October. Cherry had been serving as interim associate dean since mid-July.
“I am pleased that Jackie has agreed to serve as our associate dean for academic affairs, and I know that everyone at the school of law joins me in that sentiment. Her enthusiasm and considerable talents for supporting the academic needs of our students are fundamental for the continued achievements of this school,” said Rob Wilcox, dean of the School of Law.
Cherry joined the faculty in 2008. Her teaching includes a Nonprofit Organizations Clinic, a Nonprofit/Tax Exempt course and Small Business Capstone course. She is a member of the American Law Institute, and was named associate reporter for the ALI’s “Principles of the Law of Charitable Nonprofit Organizations” for 2013. Cherry is a 2012 winner of the G.G. Dowling Faculty Award given by the University of South Carolina School of Law to a faculty member who typifies to fellow faculty outstanding qualities of integrity, concern for others and legal scholarship.
She is a founding member of the South Carolina Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, which provides pro bono legal assistance to South Carolina’s arts community. She is a member of the advisory board of the Nelson Mullins Riley Scarborough Center on Professionalism, and was named a fellow of both the American Bar Foundation and the USC Pipeline for Academic Leaders in 2014.
Cherry has co-authored several nonprofit tax-exempt texts including the 3rd edition of her casebook Tax Exempt Organizations: Cases and Materials, which was published in 2014.