Graduates of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law achieve greatness. Whether practicing law in a small family firm, an international firm with offices around the globe, a start-up tech company, or any number of other settings in and outside the field of law, our graduates make a difference. The graduates listed here are examples of people who have gone the extra mile, not just excelling in their workplace or community, but by leaving their mark on the larger national and international environment.
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Gregory James Jordan was born in South Bend, Indiana. After graduating from that city’s St. Joseph High School in 1977, Jordan remained in his home town attending Notre Dame University. Jordan recived his B.B.A. in fianance from Notre Dame in 1981. He then attended the Indiana University School of Law, in Bloomington, and received his JD in 1984.
Jordan began his legal career as General Counsel for the First Federal Savings Bank of Indiana (1985-1988), before spending most of his professional life in the Chicago area as a partner at Gullberg & Jordan, Jordan & Oddo (1998-2000), Jodan & Schmidt (2000-2003), and Jordan & Zito (2003- ). Jordan’s area of specialty is in complex corporate litigation and creditor’s rights.
Jordan served as a member of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law Alumni Board from 2006 until 2014, serving as President in 2013. He was a member of the law school’s Board of Visitors from 2010 until 2014. Additionally, Jordan is a founding member of the law school’s Law Society of Chicago and has been actively involved in organizing and supporting alumni-related activities in the Chicago area for more than 30 years. Gregory J. Jordan was presented the Indiana University Maurer School of Law Distinguished Service Award in 2014.
Holiday Ann (Hart) McKiernan was born in Lafayette, Indiana. The daughter of another Notable Alumni, Russell Holiday Hart, she graduated from Lafayette’s William Henry Harrison High School in 1976. Following the family tradition, she enrolled at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, ultimately receiving her B.A., Magna Cum Laude, in Communications in 1980. She then enrolled at the Indiana University School of law. McKiernan served on the board of the Indiana Law Journal (v.58) while in law school, and ultimately graduated with her her JD, Cum Laude, in 1983.
McKiernan’s legal career began in Indianapolis, first working at Baker & Daniels, and then Leagre & Barnes. In 1991, she became the Executive Director and Counsel for Alpha Chi Omega Fraternity, Inc., advising universities on approaches to high-risk student behavior. In 2003, she became Vice President, Chief of Staff, and General Counsel of the Lunina Foundation for Education, Inc. The Lumina Foundation is a private, Indianapolis-based foundation that works to expand student access to and success in education beyond high school. Since 2016, McKiernan has held the title Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel for Lumina.
McKiernan has served on a variety of boards including DePauw University, IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, and the St. Vincent Foundation, to name a few. Holiday Hart McKiernan received an Indiana University Maurer School of Law Distinguished Service Award in 2015.
Loretta Hogan Rush was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania. She moved frequently as a child before settling in Indiana in 1972. She earned her undergraduate degree from Purdue University (B.A., 1980) and graduated cum laude from the Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington (J.D., 1983).
After law school Rush spent 15 years in general practice as an associate and then partner at the Lafayette firm of Dickson, Reiling, Teder and Withered. Her practice consisted of civil litigation, family law, business, personal injury, corporate, probate and workers compensation cases. In 1998 she was elected Tippecanoe Superior Court 3 judge, where she assisted with the creation of the county's Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program. She also implemented a certified juvenile drug treatment court and initiated a 24-hour assessment center for youth. During her tenure, she helped initiate, develop and sustain more than 25 youth programs.
Rush was appointed to the Indiana Supreme Court by Governor Mitch Daniels in September 2012. She took the oath of office as Indiana's 108th Supreme Court Justice on November 7, 2012. She became Chief Justice on August 18, 2014, and is the state’s first female Chief Justice.
As a Supreme Court Justice, Rush serves on the Commission on Improving the Status of Children in Indiana and the Indiana Conference for Legal Education Opportunity. She serves as liaison to the Division of Supreme Court Administration, the Division of State Court Administration, the Indiana Judicial Center, and the Indiana Judges Association. As Chief Justice, Rush chairs the Judicial Nominating/Qualifications Commission. She has represented Indiana multiple times at the National Judicial Leadership Summit on the Protection of Children.
Chief Justice Rush is a member of the Tippecanoe, Indiana, Indianapolis, Seventh Circuit and American Bar Associations; and Indiana and National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. Chief Justice Rush was selected as one of Indianapolis Business Journal's 2013 "Women of Influence." In 2003, she was honored to receive the Kinsey Award for Juvenile Judge of the Year and was presented with the Fiscal Responsibility Award by the Tippecanoe County Council and Commissioners in 2001.
Chief Justice Rush currently serves on the Law School’s Board of Visitors. She was inducted into the Law Schools' Academy of Law Alumni Fellows in 2017.
Rapheal Moses Prevot, Jr., was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on November 22, 1958. After graduating from Arsenal Tech High School (1977), he attended Indiana University where he received his B.S. degree in 1981. He then attended the Indiana University School of Law, receiving his J.D. degree in 1984. After law school, Prevot spent five years working for the Florida State Attorney General’s office, before briefly practicing as a litigation attorney with the Florida law firm Adorno & Zeder.
Prevot moved to New York City in 1993, when the National Football League hired him for the position of NFL Labor Relations Counsel. At the NFL, he was responsible for representing teams in labor disputes and negotiating/implementing the collective bargaining agreement between the NFL Management Council and the NFL Player’s Association.
Prevot was a dedicated member of the National Bar Association and was inducted into the Entertainment, Sports and Art Law section Hall of Fame. Prevot remained a loyal IU supporter while living on the East Coast. He served on both the law school’s Alumni Board (1991-2001) and the Board of Visitors (1998-2008). He was the youngest Chair of the Board of Visitors (2007/08) in the school’s history. In 2004, he was honored with the school’s Distinguished Service Award and in 2011 was posthumously inducted into the Maurer School of Law’s Academy of Law Alumni Fellows.
Rapheal Moses Prevot, Jr., died in 2008, at the age of 49. In 2009, the law school’s Black Law Student Association’s annual Barrister’s Ball was renamed in honor of Prevot.
Robert Anthony Prather was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. A 1976 graduate of that city’s Pike High School, Prather enrolled at Indiana University later that fall. He received his B.A. in forensic studies from Indiana in 1980 and then enrolled at the Indiana University School of Law. Prather received his JD from the law school in 1983.
Prather’s early legal career was spent as in-house counsel for a variety of corporations, including Ameritech, Firestone Building Products, Firestone Industrial Products, and Firestone Polymers. In 2001, he joined the Indianapolis offices of the firm Barnes & Thornburg, LLP, where he represented management interests in a variety of labor and employment litigation. Additionally, Prather represented judges, lawyers, and other professionals in disciplinary and licensing issues and other matters of professional responsibility. He twice served on the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission. In February of 2022, Prather was named Indiana University Vice President and General Counsel.
Long a supporter of the law school, Prather has served as a member of the school’s Black Law School Student Association Advisory Board since 2005; as a member of the school’s Alumni Board (1993-1997; 2015- ); and as a member of the Maurer School of Law Board of Visitors (2008-2012). Prather received the Indiana Lawyer Leadership in Law Distinguished Barristers Award in 2018, as well as the Indiana University Maurer School of Law Distinguished Service Award in 2015 and was inducted into the Law School’s Academy of Law Alumni Fellows in 2021.
Sara Yang Bosco was born in South Bend, Indiana, to immigrant parents from China. After graduating from John Adams High School she enrolled at the University of Notre Dame, in her hometown. She graduated with a B.A., in American Studies, in 1980. She then enrolled at the Indiana University School of Law and received her J.D. in 1983. After law school, she and her husband moved to New York City, where he was attending graduate school at Columbia University. A year later, they found themselves in Taiwan where he was conducting anthropological fieldwork for his Ph.D. A small law firm that dealt in government contracts hired Bosco. They needed an English-speaking attorney to negotiate contracts with an international emphasis. After a brief return to the States, her husband took a job in Hong Kong in 1992.
In Hong Kong, Bosco was hired by the local Baker & McKenzie office, where she developed a working relationship with one of their major clients – a St. Louis manufacturing and technology company called Emerson. After 10 years with Baker & McKenzie, Bosco and some colleagues left to set up a Hong Kong office for Perkins Cole. Emerson accompanied her to the new firm. So impressed were the Emerson executives, of her abilities, that they offered her a job as their Asia General Counsel, multiple times. Finally, in 2005 she accepted the offer. In the position, she was responsible for overseeing the company’s legal affairs in the region as well as providing legal counsel on a wide range of matters. Three years later, she was named President of Emerson AsiaPacific, the first woman to hold the position.
In April of 2016, Sara Yang Bosco was named Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel for the entire Emerson Corporation. In 2014, Sara Yang Bosco was inducted into the Indiana University Maurer School of Law Academy of Law Alumni Fellows.
Zaldwaynaka LaClarye Scott was born in Shreveport, Louisiana. Her family moved to Chicago when Zaldwaynaka was in the 8th grade. She graduated from James H. Bowen High School in 1976, and then enrolled at the University of Illinois. She received her B.S. degree in broadcast journalism from the university in 1976, and then enrolled at the Indiana University School of Law. Scott received her JD degree from IU in 1983.
Scott’s legal career began working in the City of Chicago Corporate Council’s Office, before becoming a prosecutor with the United States Attorney’s Office in Chicago in 1987. In 2003, she became the Executive Inspector General of Illinois. In 2005, Scott became a partner with the firm of Mayer Brown and later practiced with Foley & Lardner. She has taught law courses as an adjunct at Northwestern University, University of Chicago and John Marshall Law School, in addition to serving as Board Chair of the Chicago Housing Authority and the Chicago Area Project, a not-for-profit organization supporting activities for inner-city at-risk children. From 2009 to 2013 Scott was a member of the Board of Trustees of Chicago State University, and in 2018 she became the school’s fifth President.
Scott served as a member of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law Board of Visitors from 2011 until 2016. She received the law school's Distinguished Service Award in 2012, and was inducted into the Academy of Law Alumni Fellows in 2019.
Jane Ellen Raley was born in Highland Park, Illinois, on September 20, 1957. She graduated from Glenbrook South High School in Glenview, Illinois, in 1975 and then enrolled at Indiana University. While an undergraduate at IU, she spent her junior year overseas studying at London University’s Southlands College. She returned to IU to graduate in 1979 with a B.A. in Political Science. Later that fall, Raley enrolled at the Indiana University School of Law. Raley received her JD from the law school in 1982.
Raley’s legal career began when she joined the office of the Illinois State Appellate Defender in 1982 as an Assistant Defender. She would spend the next 30 years fighting for the falsely accused and fighting injustice. In 1990, she went to work for the Capital Resources Center training attorneys for a statewide program to provide lawyers for capital defendants in post-conviction and federal habeas corpus proceedings. In 1994, she returned to the Appellate Defender’s Office, before joining the Northwestern University School of Law, in 2000, as Co-director of the Bluhm Legal Clinic’s Center on Wrongful Convictions.
Raley remained at the Center until her death in 2014. Of her legacy, the Center wrote:
"The cause of criminal justice lost one of our greatest and most compassionate warriors. Jane was an incredible lawyer, a tenacious advocate for her clients, a revered mentor of law students and young lawyers, and an exceptionally loving and caring person. All who knew her will miss her beyond measure. Many innocent men and women are free from their convictions due to Jane’s work, and many young lawyers are out doing good in the world—and understand the good that attorneys can accomplish—due to Jane’s magnificent example during her 14 years as a law professor at Northwestern University School of Law."
Jane Ellen Raley was recevied a Indiana University Maurer School of Law Distinguished Service Award in 2007 and was inducted into the school's Academy of Law Alumni Fellows in 2018.
Rodolfo Chapa, Jr., was born in Hammond, Indiana. He graduated from Hammond High School in 1976, where he excelled as an athlete. Chapa won the Indiana state cross-country championship in 1974 and 1975. In 1976, he set the US high school national record for the 10,000 meters, a record still standing forty-two years later. He also won the Indiana state championship in the mile in 1976. His skill as a runner brought him to the attention of one of the premier collegiate track & field programs in the country, the University of Oregon. Offered a four-year scholarship, Chapa moved west where he continued to set records. At Oregon, he earned All American status six times, was NCAA 5,000 meters champion, and was the American record holder at 3,000 meters. As a true student-athlete, Chapa earned his B. A. degree (1981) in management, with honors.
Chapa then returned to Indiana and enrolled at the Indiana University School of Law. He received his JD degree in 1985. Always the runner, while in law school he continued to compete and finished seventh in the 1983 New York City Marathon. After law school, Chapa joined the global sports management company IMG, where he would rise to Vice President. In 1987 he became President of Kiana USA, an international wood products importer, and in 1992 he joined Nike, Inc., where he was Global Director and Vice President of Sports Marketing. He later became Vice President of Nike.com.
In 2001, Chapa left Nike and started his own investment firm Quixote Investment in Portland, Oregon. At the same time, he has pursued a variety of entrepreneurial projects including Student Sports, LLC, an event and media company, SPARQ, a sports equipment and media company, and Axon Sports, a sports cognitive training company.
Chapa served as a Trustee of the University of Oregon from 2013 to 2018, has been a longtime member of the Board of Director of the USA Track and Field Foundation, and served as Director of his home town’s Hammond Education Foundation. Chapa was named University of Oregon Alumni Man of the Year in 2001,the same year he was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame. Rodolfo Chapa, Jr., was inducted into the Indiana University Maurer School of Law Academy of Law Alumni Fellows in 2017.
Abigail (Lawlis) Kuzma was born and raised in Bloomington, Indiana. In 1974 she graduated from Bloomington High School South and then attended the University of Wisconsin. She received her B.A. in Philosophy from Wisconsin in 1978. Later that year she returned to Bloomington to attend the Indiana University School of Law. While in law school, she served as an Articles Editor for the Indiana Law Journal (v.56). Kuzma received her JD from IU in 1981.
Kuzma’s legal career began as a Legislative Assistant to Indiana Senator Richard Lugar. In 1986, she became the Minority Chief Counsel and Staff Director for the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary. In 1994, she founded the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic in Indianapolis and served as its Executive Director for the next 15 years. In 2004, Kuzma joined the Office of the Indiana Attorney General as the Director and Chief Counsel for Consumer Protection. She served as Assistant Attorney General of the State of Indiana from 2009 until 2017.
In January of 2017, Kuzma became the Non-Director Member of the Governance and Performance and Delivery of Legal Services Committees of the Legal Services Corporation, the single largest funder of civil legal aid for low-income Americans in the nation. Established in 1974, LSC operates as an independent 501(c) (3) nonprofit corporation that promotes equal access to justice and provides grants for high-quality civil legal assistance to low-income Americans. In the fall of 2018, President Donald Trump nominated Kuzma to serve on the LSC’s Board.
Among the many awards Kuzma has received are, the Indiana Bar Foundation Pro Bono Publico Award in 1998, the 2002 Indiana State Bar Association Women in the Law Achievement Award, and the Indiana University School of Law Distinguished Service Award in 2008.
Brian Paul Williams was born and raised in Evansville, Indiana. He graduated from Evansville's North High School (1974). Soon after graduation, Williams enrolled at Indiana University. Williams received his A.B. degree in economics from IU in 1978, before enrolling at IU’s law school. Williams received his JD from the law school in 1981.
After law school, Williams returned to his hometown and began a legal career that continues to this day. He is a managing partner at Kahn Dees Donovan & Kahn, specializing in business, real estate, and trust litigation. A former President and Board Member of the Evansville Bar Association, Williams has been recognized as a Distinguished Barrister by the Indiana Lawyer and has received multiple awards and recognitions from Evansville civic and volunteer organizations.
Williams' affiliation with Indiana University has remained strong throughout the years. He served on the law school's Alumni Board from 2004 untl 2010 and the school's Board of Visitors from 2008 to 2010, Williams is a recipient of the Indiana University Alumni Association’s 2017 President’s Award and was presented the Maurer School of Law’s Distinguished Service Award in 1998.
Elizabeth Carol (Shuman)-Moore was born in Elgin, Illinois, and graduated from Arlington High School (Arlington Heights, Illinois) in 1974. She then attended the University of Illinois, where she received her Bachelor of Social Work degree in 1978. After working as a paralegal for the Kemper Insurance Company for fifteen months, she enrolled at the Indiana University School of Law, ultimately receiving her JD in 1982.
Shuman-Moore started her legal career as a staff attorney for the Leadership Council for Metropolitan Open Communities and later became Legal Director of the organization. After seven years with the Leadership Council (1983-1990) she joined the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee, where she would hold many positions over the next twenty-seven years, including Director of the Fair Housing and Bias Violence Projects, Director of Hate Crime Project, and Co-Director of Litigation. In here work at the Committee she has supervised dozens of attorneys working for the Hate Crime Project, the only comprehensive Midwest resource for hate crime survivors.
Shuman-Moore earned the Public Interest Law Initiative Distinguished PILI Alumni Award in 1993, received the Thomas and Eleanor Wright Award from the Chicago Commission on Human Relations in 2002, and was selected as a civil rights Super Lawyer in 2005. In 2006, she was awarded the Maurer School of Law’s Distinguished Service Award.
Gary LeMon Davis was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he would graduate from Arsenal Technical High School in 1975, Davis then attended Texas Southern University in Houston Texas. Davis played varsity tennis while at TSU. He graduated with a B.B.A. degree in 1979 and then enrolled at the Indiana University School of Law. Davis received his JD from the law school in 1982.
After a legal career in the New York City area, Davis became the Manager of Airport Operations at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, NJ, in 1994. He spent 12 years at the airport managing the operation of aeronautical and landside operations, security, terminals, Airtrain Newark, ground transportation, customer service and communications. In 2010, Davis moved to the Washington, D.C. area and became the Manager of Airport Operations at Regan National Airport. He is a member of the American Association of Airport Executives and served on the Board of Directors of the USTA Tennis & Education Foundation. Additionally, Davis served on the Maurer School of Law’s Alumni Board from 2006 to 2010. In 2008, Davis received the Maurer School of Law Distinguished Service Award.
Joseph Hadden Hogsett was born in Rushville, Indiana, After graduating from Rushville Senior High School in 1974, he attended Indiana University. Hogsett majored in History and Political Science at IU and received his A.B. degree in 1978. He the enrolled at the Indiana University School of Law, receiving his JD degree in 1981. Hogsett also holds a M.A in English (1987) from Butler University, a M.T.S (1999) from Christian Theological Seminary, and a M.A. in History (2007) from Indiana University in Indianapolis.
After law school, Hogsett joined the Indianapolis law firm of Bingham, Summers, Welsh & Spilman, where he specialized in federal civil rights and employment discrimination litigation. Hogsett would rise to become a senior partner in the Bingham firm, while also becoming involved in Indiana politics. In 1990, he was elected Indiana Secretary of State, serving until 1994. From 1995 until 1997, he served as Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to the Governor. He was Chairman of the Indiana Democratic Party in 2003 and 2004, and in 2010 President Obama nominated Hogsett to serve as United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana. He was confirmed and held the position until 2014. In 2015, Hogsett was elected Mayor of Indianapolis.
Joseph Hadden Hogsett received the Indiana University Maurer School of Law Distinguished Service Award in 2016.
Mary Margaret Larimore (Nold) was born in Haddonfield, New Jersey. She was raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and graduated from that city’s North Side High School in 1974. She initially enrolled at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne while still in High School, but eventually transferred to the IU Bloomington campus, where she graduated with an A.B. in Political Science in 1977. She then enrolled at the Indiana University School of Law where she received her JD, cum laude, in 1980. While in law school she served as a notes editor to the Indiana Law Review (v. 55) and authored her own note in v.55 no.2 (see below).
After law school, Larimore joined the Indianapolis offices of Ice Miller LLP. She has spent more than 35 years with the firm where she serves as a Partner. At Ice Miller, Larimore’s primary practice concentration has been in litigation, focusing on product liability litigation, the defense of pharmaceutical and drug and device manufacturers, chemical companies, toxic tort litigation and commercial litigation. Larimore has served as national, regional and local counsel in drug, device and chemical exposure litigation, as well as expert witness counsel, and regularly addresses scientific, epidemiologic and complex medical issues in multi-jurisdictional litigation.
Larimore was the first Indiana woman to be inducted as a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and was the first woman to serve as litigation director at Ice Miller. Larimore is an active advocate of civil justice reform and has regularly represented pro bono clients in a variety of cases. Larimore has served on the Indiana University Maurer School of Law’s Board of Visitors since 1999 and was inducted into the school’s Academy of Law Alumni Fellows in 2018.
Scott Nelson Flanders was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. He graduated from that city’s Ben Davis High School in 1975 and immediately enrolled at the University of Colorado. Flanders received his B.A. in economics from Colorado in 1979. From Colorado, Flanders returned to Indiana and enrolled at the Indiana University School of Law. He received his JD from the law school in 1982. While in law school he became a Certfied Public Accountant.
Flanders’ professional career has taken him to a variety of corporate leadership positions across America. He began working for the Carmel, Indiana, based computer publisher Que Corp., eventually rising to president of the company. When Que was purchased by Macmillian, in 1986, he stayed on serving as president of several Macmillan publishing imprints and ultimately president of Macmillian Publishing (1993-1998). In 1998, he co-founded and ran Telstree.com, an Indianapolis-based e-commerce company that he sold to Buy.com in 1999. He spent the next five years in New York as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Columbia House, the direct-to-customer music retailer, transitioning the company from a physical sales acquisition model to one dominated by online sales.
From Columbia House, Flanders moved to being the president and CEO of Freedom Communications (2006-2009), a California based media conglomerate that operated daily and weekly newspapers, websites and mobile applications, and specialty publications. In July of 2009, Flanders took over the reins of Playboy Enterprises as CEO. He remained with the company until 2016. In 2007, Flanders began serving on the board of directors of eHealth Inc., America’s first and largest private online marketplace for health insurance. In 2016, he became eHealth’s CEO.
Flanders has served on the law school's Board of Visitors since 2004.
Susan June (Blakenbaker) Noyes was born in Corpus Christi. Raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, Noyes attended Shortridge High School, graduating in 1974, before enrolling at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She received her B.A. in economics in 1978. After graduating, Noyes spent two years in Washington, D. C., working as a caseworker and legislative assistant to Ohio congressional representative Clarence E. Miller. In 1980, she returned to Indiana and enrolled at the Indiana University School of Law, receiving her JD in 1983.
After law school, Noyes spent six years practicing labor law with Sidley & Austin in Chicago, before leaving the firm to raise her six children. In 2007 she founded Make it Better Media, “a multi-platform publishing company, serving similar demographics throughout Chicagoland and the San Francisco Bay Area — with a vibrant digital ecosystem, print magazines, custom publishing partnerships, videos, awards and signature events.” Today the company includes print magazines, events, social media, and a website with millions of page views annually. She established the Make It Better Philanthropy Awards in 2012 and the Make It Better Foundation in 2013.
Noyes serves on numerous boards including the board of the American Red Cross of Chicago and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Susan Blankenbaker Noyes was awarded a Distinguished Service Award from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law in 2017.
Jacqueline Ann Simmons was born in South Bend, Indiana, here she graduated from 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.
Rynthia Manning Rost was born in Savanah and graduated from that city’s Windsor Forest High School in 1973. She then attended Fish University, in Nashville, Tennessee, where she received her B.A. in Sociology in 1977. Rost then enrolled at the Indiana University School of Law and received her JD degree in 1980.
Rost began her career as a Reginald Heber Smith Fellow for the Legal Services Corporation, working to improve access to legal services for the poor. She also clerked for the Honorable David T. Mason of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. She went on to work for the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as an appellate attorney on race, age, and sex discrimination. She served as a litigation research attorney with MCI and as assistant general counsel for National Public Radio (1991-1994).
Rost joined the GEICO Insurance company in 1994 where, as Vice President for Public Affairs, she is responsible for the company’s national community affairs, public relations, and cause marketing initiatives. She also spearheads the company’s diversity efforts and founded GEICO Cares, a volunteer organization that takes a leadership role in local civic and community activities. Rost serves on numerous boards and is active in civic organizations throughout the D.C. area. She was presented the National Service to Youth Award from the Boys and Girls Club of America in 2003 and the Abe Pollen Award for her contributions to Washington, D. C. in 2005. In 2007, Rynthia Manning Rost was presented an Indiana University School of Law Distinguished Service Award.
A native of Chicago, Illinois, Ann DeCoudreaux received her Bachelor of Arts in English and political science from Wellesley College in 1976. Two years later, she was awarded her J.D. degree from the Indiana University School of Law. After graduating from law school, she practiced with the San Francisco firm of Pillsbury Madison & Sutro. In 1980, she returned to Indiana to join the legal department of Eli Lilly and Company in Indianapolis.
Over the next 30 years, DeCoudreaux rose rapidly and steadily within the Lilly company, serving as Director of Community Relations, Director of Corporate Affairs, Director of Government Relations, Executive Director for Research Planning and Scientific Administration for Lilly Research Labs, and as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel. In 2011, DeCoudreaux became the President of Mills College (Oakland, CA), a position she would hold until her retirement in 2016.
DeCoudreaux was a member of the Wellesley Board of Trustees for ten years, chairing the Board for four years. Similarly, she served ten years as a member of the Indiana University Foundation Board of Directors. She is an emeritus Board Member of the Maurer School of Law Board of Visitors, chairing the Board in 2000/01. DeCoudreaux has received numerous awards and honors from educational and business institutions across the country, including an honorary Doctor of Humane Letter from Indiana University (2013). Alecia Ann DeCoudreaux was inducted into the Indiana University School of Law Academy of Law Alumni Fellows in 1998.