Rolling Up Her Sleeves
As head of NACUA, Scaduto helps improve legal services for colleges and universities
by MaryAlice Bitts Jackson
August 3, 2011
General Counsel Dana Scaduto was appointed president-elect of the National Association of College and University Attorneys. She will be named president of the association in June, 2012.
General Counsel Dana Scaduto was elected president-elect of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA), and will be named president of the association in June, 2012.
“It’s an incredible honor,” said Scaduto, who regularly handles legal matters relating to board governance, education law and business affairs for the college. “In my service to Dickinson, NACUA is the one resource I couldn’t live without.”
Founded in 1960 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., NACUA provides seminars, conferences, networking opportunities and other vital resources to 3,800 attorneys working at 1,700 American campuses. The association also publishes research publications, including the Journal of College and University Law.
“The legal resources are of unparalleled quality and the camaraderie among higher-education attorneys is superior to anything I experienced in other positions I've held,” said Scaduto.
An Indiana University School of Law graduate, Scaduto served in private practice for 18 years before joining the Dickinson community in 2002. In the years since, she has led NACUA conferences and seminars and has served on the association's board of trustees. She also is a member of the Legal Advisory Panel for United Educators, as well as the Legal Services Review Panel of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.
As head of the NACUA, Scaduto will work hard to ensure that the association continues to benefit the nation's institutions—and, ultimately, the students they serve.
“Helping the institutions function better is a uniting cause of all members,” she said. “I already have my sleeves rolled up and am elbow-deep in meeting my commitment to keep the organization thriving.”