October 7, 2011
Cooley Law School Alumni Association Elects New President
Audra A. Foster, of Oxford, Mich., has been elected president of the Thomas M. Cooley Law School Alumni Association. A 1997 Cooley graduate, Ms. Foster is director of the law school's Auburn Hills, Mich., campus. She will head the association that promotes relations with Cooley's 15,000 plus graduates worldwide.
"Audra Foster's long-standing, dedicated service to Cooley's students and alumni makes her the ideal person to lead our alumni association," said James D. Robb, Cooley's Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations and Senior Counsel.
He added, "Audra is known and admired by graduates far and wide as well as by the faculty and staff of the School."
Helen M. Haessly, of Howell, Mich., a 2000 Cooley alumna, was elected association vice president, and Charles D. Doolittle, of Grand Rapids, a 1986 alumnus, was elected secretary. Others elected to Cooley National Alumni Board positions include Cooley graduates residing in New York, New Jersey, Florida, and D.C.
Thomas M. Cooley Law School is the largest law school in the nation. Founded in 1972, the private, non-profit law school operates its Juris Doctor program, Joint Degree programs, and Master of Laws programs across Michigan in Lansing, Auburn Hills, Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor. Cooley recently announced a new Tampa Bay, Florida-area campus, with courses beginning in May 2012. Cooley has more than 15,000 graduates across the nation and worldwide and offers enrollment three times a year in January, May and September. Cooley is an independent law school, accredited by the American Bar Association and the Higher Learning Commission. Additional information can be found at cooley.edu.