Attorney Michele Allison-Davis brings a wealth of executive experience from her career in legal education. As Assistant Dean of Admissions, Financial Aid, and Diversity Affairs at the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, she served as Diversity Officer for the College of Law. There, she routinely counseled students about diversity issues, complaints, and concerns as well as planning multicultural activities. She advised the law school Dean on diversity issues, drafted Affirmative Action Statements for the ABA accreditation self-study and provided statistical analysis of student bodies regarding diversity.
Moreover, she managed the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid; responsible for recruitment of first year students, publication of recruiting materials, and maintenance of admissions web site as well processing all financial aid and scholarships for the College of Law.
She was routinely chosen to serve as a member of Administration, Staff, and Faculty Diversity Committee; the Advisor for the Black Law Students Association; and Advisor for the student Diversity Advisory Committee.
As a skilled team leader, she managed an annual budget of $2,000,000+ and guided a staff of seven professionals in the development of strategic plans to meet recruitment and student enrollment goals (including diversity goals) and executed those plans, nation-wide.
Prior to her esteemed career in legal academia, Michele served as a Supervising Attorney with The Public Law Center, Loyola University New Orleans, College of Law; as an Assistant City Attorney, City of Shreveport, Louisiana; a staff attorney with the United Auto Workers-General Motors Legal Services; and as an Associate Attorney General, North Carolina Department of Justice, Raleigh, North Carolina.
Michele earned her Juris Doctor Degree from North Carolina Central University of Law, Durham, NC where she ranked 10th in her graduating class, served as a member of her Law Journal, and Chairperson of her Moot Court Board. A proud Tar Heel, she earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Chapel Hill NC.