Provost Announces Search Committee for Mercer Law School Dean

Staff Report

Friday, June 24th, 2022

Mercer University Provost Dr. D. Scott Davis has announced the appointment of a search committee to lead the process of recommending a dean to succeed Cathy Cox, who resigned as Mercer Law School dean last fall to accept the presidency of Georgia College and State University.
Professor and Associate Dean Karen J. Sneddon has been serving as interim dean since October 2021.
The Hon. Marc Treadwell, chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, will chair the search committee. Treadwell is an alumnus of Mercer Law School and a current member of the Mercer Board of Trustees.
Other search committee members include Macon attorney, Law School alumnus and Mercer Trustee Virgil Adams; Bonnie Carlson, assistant professor of law; Jim Fleissner, professor of law; Daisy Floyd, University Professor of Law and Ethical Formation and former dean of the Law School; Katie Powers, director of advocacy and Law School alumnus; Monica Armstrong Roudil, associate professor of law; Atlanta attorney, Law School alumnus and Mercer Trustee Richard A. (Doc) Schneider; and Dr. Jean Sumner, dean of the Mercer School of Medicine.
“I am grateful to Judge Treadwell for chairing the search committee and for each of the faculty, alumni and administrators who have agreed to commit their time and efforts to this important search. I am confident the committee will recommend a strong candidate to lead our distinguished law school, one of the oldest in the South,” Dr. Davis said.