August 6, 2015 – Dublin, Ohio-based Harris Search Associates has placed Dr. Benjamin Barros as the next dean of the University of Toledo College of Law. Dr. Barros was previously the associate dean of academic affairs at Widener University’s School of Law in Harrisburg, PA. Prior to that, he worked as an attorney at the law firm Latham & Watkins, LLP, and before that at Debevoise & Plimpton, both in New York City. He has taught at both Fordham University and Catholic University. “Ben Barros has extensive experience in legal education and in the practice of law at two of the nation’s top law firms, each with an international footprint,” said John Barrett, interim provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. “As dean, Ben will bring with him innovative educational approaches that respond to the changes in the legal profession and ensure our law graduates continue to leave UT a step ahead of their peers as they pursue employment.”
Founded in 1906, The University of Toledo College of Law is located on the University’s main campus in a residential neighborhood in western Toledo, Ohio. It has been accredited by the American Bar Association since 1939 and has been a member of the Association of American Law Schools since 1941.
Harris Search Associates, an IIC Partners member firm, is focused on identifying and attracting leaders in the areas of research, science, engineering, academic medicine and commercial enterprises. Clients include universities, research parks, institutes, academic medical centers and commercial organizations.
Over the past year, Harris Search has recruited executive-level positions at leading universities, including Dr. Hugh Mighty as the 18th dean and vice president of clinical affairs of Howard University College of Medicine; Paul E. Sullivan as executive director defense related research units/director of applied research lab at Pennsylvania State University; and Dr. Prabu David as dean of the college of communication arts and sciences at Michigan State University. Harris Search is currently leading the search for an EVP of finance and administration for the University of Toledo.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media