Jaclyn Cherry, an associate professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law, has been selected to serve as interim associate dean for academic affairs beginning July 16. The appointment comes as the School of Law bids farewell to Danielle Holley-Walker, who served in this position for the past three years, and is leaving to become the dean of Howard University School of Law.
“We are delighted and grateful that Professor Cherry has agreed to serve as our interim associate dean, helping ensure that the start of the new school year will be a smooth one for our students,” said Rob Wilcox, dean of USC Law. “She is an outstanding leader and an excellent teacher who goes above and beyond to create a positive learning environment for all–faculty and students alike.”
Cherry joined USC Law in 2008 and teaches a Nonprofit Organizations Clinic and Small Business Capstone. She serves on several committees regarding South Carolina nonprofit corporate legislation.
She was named a fellow of the American Bar Foundation in 2014, and has served as a member of the Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough Center on Professionalism since 2013. In 2012, she was elected as a member of the American Law Institute and in 2013 was named associate reporter for the ALI’s “Principles of the Law of Charitable Nonprofit Organizations.” In 2010, Cherry worked with the USC Law’s Pro Bono program and the SC Arts Commission to create SC Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, which provides pro bono legal assistance to South Carolina’s arts community.
Cherry is expected to serve as interim associate dean until a permanent replacement is hired through a formal search process.