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 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 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.