Hiram E. Chodosh, dean of the University of Utah’s law school since 2006, will leave in July to become president of Claremont McKenna College in California.
The private school’s board of trustees on Thursday selected Chodosh, pulling him away from the U.’s S.J. Quinney College of Law just as the school moves forward with building a new home.
"I have learned so much from each of you, treasure the friendships we’ve made, and feel so much pride in all we have accomplished together. I will forever be in awe of the College’s service-driven students, dedicated staff, and brilliant faculty," Chodosh, a leading scholar in judicial reform, wrote to colleagues and students.
Claremont McKenna (CMC) is a member of The Claremont Colleges, a consortium of seven independent institutions in Claremont, near Los Angles. The selective college, established in 1946, is an independent and residential liberal arts college now serving 1,200 students.