Sept. 10, 2019 - Sondra Tennessee, Associate Dean of Alumni and Community Relations at the University of Houston Law Center, has been unanimously selected as the recipient of the Association of American Law Schools' Peter N. Kutulakis Student Services Award.
The accolade is awarded by the AALS Student Services Committee to recognize administrators and law teachers for excellence in service to students.
"I am both honored and humbled to receive the AALS Peter N. Kutulakis Student Services Award," Tennessee said. "I am thankful for all of the support that I have received from the UHLC community from the deans, faculty, staff, and of course the students. I look forward to continuing to work with all of them in my new role."
Tennessee has worked at the Law Center for more than 20 years, previously serving as an Assistant Dean of Admissions and the Associate Dean of Student Affairs. Throughout her career, she has been a leader in the Law School Admission Council, an active member of the ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs, past-chair of the AALS Section on Part-Time Programs, past LSAC Board Member and Chair of the Diversity Equality and Inclusion Committee and co-chair multiple times of the ABA Associate Dean’s Conference
"The Law Center is very lucky to have Sondra’s leadership, and I am delighted that the AALS is providing her with the recognition that she deserves," Dean Leonard M. Baynes said.