South Texas College of Law Houston has named Darcy Douglas as vice president of advancement and alumni engagement.

Douglas, a 2007 alumna of the law school, most recently served as director of philanthropy at Texas Children’s Hospital.

“As a 2007 graduate of the law school and a longtime member of its alumni association board of directors, I’m thrilled to be returning to South Texas College of Law Houston in this role,” Douglas said in a press release. “South Texas provided me with an excellent, practical education, lifelong friends, and a deep respect for the legal field. I am excited about all the opportunities presented by the law school’s upcoming centennial anniversary in 2023, and can’t wait to start telling the story of the important work being done here.”

Professor Sharon Finegan and South Texas College of Law Houston Board Member Nick Lanza co-chaired the search committee, composed of board member Ryan Haun, Associate Dean Catherine Green Burnett, professor Matthew Festa, Assistant Dean Mandi Gibson, Vice President Diane Summers, and outside industry expert Paul Secord, of Southwestern University, that chose Douglas from three finalists.

“As an alumna of our law school, Darcy shares our passion for fulfilling South Texas College of Law Houston’s mission, and she understands our pride in being a school of opportunity and of excellence,” said Michael F. Barry, president and dean of South Texas College of Law Houston, in a press release. “This, combined with her extensive experience leading successful philanthropy teams and fundraising initiatives, makes her uniquely qualified for this critical role at South Texas College of Law Houston.”

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