Jacqueline Ann Simmons
Jacqueline Ann Simmons was born in South Bend, Indiana, on August 27, 1955. She graduated from South Bend’s James W. Riley High School in 1973. She began attending college while still in high school, taking classes at the Indiana University-South Bend campus, before ultimately graduating, with honors, from Notre Dame University in 1975. She then enrolled at the Indiana University School of Law. While in law school, she served as Articles Editor for the Indiana Law Journal and was awarded the American Jurisprudence Prize Award for outstanding academic achievement in Conflict of Law. Simmons received her J.D. degree, with honors, from the Indiana University School of Law in 1979.
Simmons began her legal career as General Counsel with Reilly Industries, one of the world’s leading producers of specialty chemicals. By 2001, Simmons had risen to the position of Vice President and General Manager, administering all aspects of sales, manufacturing, commercial negotiations, and global profits and losses for three strategic business units. In 2007, she joined the firm of Faegre Baker Daniels serving as co-leader of the firm's international practice area and leading the Indianapolis office.
In 2012, Simmons was appointed Indiana University Vice President and General Counsel – serving as the University’s chief legal officer, representing and directing representation of Indiana University in all legal matters. Simmons has served on the Law School’s Alumni Board (serving as President in 2001) and on the Board of Visitors from 1998 to 2017 (Chairing the Board in 2002/03). Jackie Simmons was inducted into the Indiana University School of Law Academy of Law Alumni Fellows in 2004.
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