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Golden Gate University Names New Dean of Law School

       SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 7 (AScribe Newswire) -- Frederic White from Cleveland State University has accepted the post of Dean for Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco, and will begin officially as of June 1, 2004. He will be replacing the existing dean, Peter Keane who will continue to teach as a professor of law for Golden Gate University.

       White received his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law in New York and brings expertise in Administrative Law, Land Use Control, Local Government and Wills and Trusts and Property to his new position. He has served as the Associate Dean for Cleveland State University's School of Law, as well as being extensively published in both legal and non-legal writings. He has also been recognized for excellence in teaching and has been listed in Who's Who Among Black Americans since 1988. Peter Keane, whom he will be replacing, says "Fred White is a talented administrator, gifted scholar and a warm, congenial person. He is the perfect choice for the Golden Gate University School of Law."

       White is also an active member of the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) and the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) and has served on site inspection teams for the latter. "We are proud and delighted that Professor White will be leading our Law School and joining our team. His energy, focus and commitment to legal education is an exact fit for what our university has represented for over a hundred years and promises to be as a quality, urban, professional school," said Dr. Philip Friedman, President, Golden Gate University.

       "I feel that the similarities between our law schools make this a natural progression," says Professor White. "For over 100 years, both Golden Gate and Cleveland State University law schools have been providing access to a first rate education in law where there might not otherwise be any. GGU is a good school and I hope to help make it great."

       White will serve as a consultant to the university in the role of Acting Dean starting in January 2004 through the end of May 2004. On June 1st he will formally assume the position as Dean of the School of Law.

       Golden Gate University has been educating professionals in the Bay Area since 1901.