College of Law Appoints Kathy Fox as Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management

The College of Law has appointed Kathy Fox as its Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management. In this role, she is responsible for developing enrollment goals and financial aid strategies. This includes establishing, modeling, and analyzing data to predict entering class profiles, reviewing applications for admission, and rendering final decisions while ensuring admissions activities are in compliance with ABA standards and applicable federal and state laws.

Fox joins the College of Law from Wayne State University Law School where she was the Assistant Dean of Admissions from 2016 to 2023. In that position, Fox led an operation that yielded in each year of her tenure a more highly credentialed and diverse class than the previous year. She joined Wayne Law in 2009 as director of employer development in the Career Services office. 

Fox will also work in conjunction with the Director of Graduate and Law Financial Aid to manage financial aid and provide strategic leadership including planning, executing, and assessing comprehensive recruitment plans for the law school’s J.D. programs. She will also supervise the Admissions staff, providing direction and instruction for efficient, high-quality, and accurate operations and services. 

“Kathy brings a wealth of experience and success in law admissions to the College of Law. Her ability to improve class credentials and diversity, year-to-year, is impressive and will positively affect our law school,” says Dean Craig M. Boise. “She will be a valuable member of my team and I look forward to her contributions and guidance.”

From 2002 to 2009, she was deputy director of the Office of Career and Professional Development at Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, MI. Before that role, Fox worked as an associate at Haliw Siciliano & Mychalowych in Farmington Hills, MI, and as a law clerk to Senior Judge E. Anne McKinsey of the Hennepin County District Court in Minneapolis. 

“I am excited to join the College of Law and begin to work with Dean Boise and his team to execute his vision to provide extraordinary legal education to future Orange lawyers,” says Fox.

Fox earned a J.D. from what is now Mitchell Hamline School of Law in 1998, the same year she also earned a master of business administration degree from the University of St. Thomas – Opus College of Business. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in history from the University of Wisconsin in Oshkosh.