Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Monterey College of Law President gets another five years

Monterey College of Law President and Dean Mitchel L. Winick has received a five-year contract renewal to continue at the helm of the school. Winick, 57, has served as dean of the law school since 2005 and was named president and dean in 2010. With the contract renewal, Winick becomes the longest serving dean in the law school's 40 year history.

Winick currently serves as co-chair of the Monterey County Business Council Higher Education Cluster along with Sunder Ramaswamy, president of MIIS. He also serves as vice chair of the City of Monterey Redevelopment Successor Agency.

During his tenure at the law school, Winick has been instrumental in a number of successful initiatives, including improving bar pass rates to rank MCL among the highest of the California-accredited law schools, opening a first-year law program in Santa Cruz, and addition of a two-year master of legal studies degree program. In recent years, the law school was recognized by the Monterey County Business Council with the 2009 Public-Private Partnership Award for its small slaims mediation program and the 2010 Top Green Business Award for construction of the law school's LEED Platinum Community Justice Center.

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