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Heather A. Lachenauer

Heather A. Lachenauer is an experienced litigator, appellate advocate and educator who has successfully represented international companies, federal agencies, financial institutions, businesses and individuals. She has advocated on behalf of clients in a variety of pro bono matters involving asylum, the death penalty, and religious liberty, among others. Ms. Lachenauer has taught political science, rhetoric, and poetics and aesthetics as an adjunct professor and is a former member of the Board of Regents of St. John Paul the Great Catholic University. She is the co-founder of Epiphany Prep Charter School, a school dedicated to providing quality education to children living in low-income communities in San Diego. Ms. Lachenauer received her B.A. in Government from the College of William and Mary in Virginia, a M.A. in Education at the George Washington University, and her J.D. from the University of Notre Dame.


Joshua Skinner

Joshua Skinner is Compliance Officer in the University of Dallas' Office of General Counsel. Before that, he was a trial and appellate attorney for more than fifteen years at Fanning Harper Martinson Brandt & Kutchin, P.C. and then served as the Director of the University's Office of Civil Rights and Title IX. Joshua's practice has focused on education and employment law, local government defense, and appellate advocacy. He also served as assistant general counsel and employment law counsel to various public and private entities, and as counsel on a wide range of civil rights and employment cases and appeals. He earned his B.A., English and M.A., Philosophy at the University of Dallas, and his J.D. at Ave Maria School of Law.


Maggie Rolwes

Maggie Rolwes began work at the University of Dallas in June of 2020 as the Executive Assistant to the Office of the President, which includes John Plotts, Heather Lachenauer, Kris Munoz Vetter, and Clare Venegas. As such, her work covers a vast conglomerate of duties. Maggie’s primary work includes coordinating schedules and meetings, project management, budget facilitation, and system administration. In the General Counsel’s office, Maggie primarily works to streamline the contract review process, facilitate Civil Rights training, and perform general administrative duties, with a particular interest in Religious Liberty issues. Maggie holds a BA in Theology from the University of Dallas and is currently pursuing her MA in Theology at UD as well.



UD Announces Last Crowley Chamber Trio Concert of the Season

The last Crowley Chamber Trio concert of the season will be on Dec. 6 and Dec. 7 at the Museum of Biblical Art at 7:30 p.m.

The Crowley Chamber Trio is composed of University of Dallas faculty members Kristin Van Cleve, violin; Marie-Thaïs Oliver, cello; and Andrey Ponochevny, piano.

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