Touro College & University System President and CEO, Dr. Alan Kadish, is pleased to announce that Patricia E. Salkin has been appointed the new dean of the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center. Salkin is a nationally known scholar and expert in land use planning and government ethics. She is currently the Associate Dean and Director of the Government Law Center of Albany Law School where she is also the Raymond & Ella Smith Distinguished Professor of Law.
“When searching for a new leader for Touro Law Center, we sought a dynamic individual with professional distinction who demonstrated potential for achieving and maintaining excellence and innovation in teaching, research, scholarship and service in the public interest,” said Dr. Kadish. “I am confident that we found such a candidate in Patricia Salkin. I look forward to working with her as she leads the Touro Law Center into the future.”
Salkin was named Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg’s dean after a national search to replace current Dean Lawrence Raful. Raful announced last July that he would be stepping down to join the faculty full time after serving as dean for eight years. Salkin is the fifth dean appointed at Touro Law, and is the first female dean in the school’s history. Salkin will begin her tenure as dean on August 1, 2012.