President and Dean

South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of President and Dean. The successful candidate will succeed Donald J. Guter, who will step down in August 2019 after serving with distinction since August 2009.

STCL Houston plays a vital role in the Houston community by developing skilled and ethical graduates, who are committed to the highest ideals of the legal profession. The law school has more than 15,000 alumni and more than 50 full-time faculty and 60 adjunct faculty who teach nearly 1,000 students each year. The law school has grown to become one of the largest in the nation, with a challenging curriculum and outstanding opportunities for both full-time and part-time students. STCL Houston also is devoted to maintaining a faculty and student body that reflects the rich diversity of the Houston community. Students at STCL Houston represent a broad spectrum of interests, skills, abilities, and cultural and professional backgrounds. More information about the school can be found at

The President and Dean serves as the school’s chief executive and dean of the faculty. STCL Houston seeks candidates with a record of outstanding professional achievement in law and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship. Academic leadership experience is highly desirable. Candidates should have the desire and ability to represent the law school within the legal community and advance the law school’s development objectives. The President and Dean will be expected to build on the school’s record of significant achievement and lead the institution as it pursues an enhanced regional and national reputation. More information about the opportunity can be found at

The Search Committee invites letters of nomination, expressions of interest, or applications and they may be sent to Werner Boel, LL.M., Veena Abraham J.D., and Jessica Herrington—the Witt/Kieffer consultants assisting South Texas College of Law Houston with this search—at Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged. A complete application will include a letter of interest, a Curriculum Vitae, and contact information for five professional references. This search will be conducted with respect for the confidentiality of candidates; references will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of the candidate. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. To ensure full consideration, please submit your application before January 14, 2019. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the Search Committee. The anticipated starting date for the new dean is August 1, 2019.

STCL Houston is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action institution and encourages applications and nominations of women and members of minority groups. STCL Houston admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate based on sex, sexual orientation, age, race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, or disability in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs.