Oct. 27, 2011 - University of Houston Law Center Professor Tasha Willis has been elected to the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association board of directors. The first statewide, voluntary, multi-disciplinary credentialing program in the country, the TMCA offers voluntary credentialing to all qualified mediators in Texas. Willis will replace Kay Elkins-Elliot as the board’s educational representative.
“In her new role with the board, Tasha will be a resource for other board members to keep them informed on what is happening in universities and what students are learning,” Elkins-Elliot said. “I nominated her for this position because of all the educators I know, she is doing the most to encourage and foster students as mediators. She will be an amazing asset to the board.”
Willis is the director of the Law Center’s Mediation Clinic. Prior to joining the clinic, she worked with the Honorable Frank G. Evans, former chief judge of the First Court of Appeals, in the Frank Evan’s Center for Conflict Resolution at South Texas College of Law. While there she developed an international externship program in Guyana, Jamaica and Panama. In addition she served as an arbitrator for the City of Houston Affirmative Action Compliance Program and hosted the American Bar Association Regional Client Counseling, Mediation and Negotiation Competitions.