Milano Management alum Lindsay Kendrick, who joined NYU Law last November to head the Law School’s diversity and inclusion efforts, has been appointed dean of students.

“Since joining us last year, Lindsay has become a very important leader of the NYU Law community,” Dean Trevor Morrison says. “She brings great wisdom, sound judgment, and a deep commitment to our students—as well as to the goals of diversity and inclusion—to all that she does, and I am very grateful to her for taking on this new role.”

Kendrick will continue to serve as the Law School’s assistant dean for diversity and inclusion, a role that she inaugurated.

Kendrick came to NYU Law from Ropes & Gray, where she was diversity and inclusion manager. Among other things, she launched firm-wide unconscious bias training, developed a diversity-focused recruitment strategy, and implemented a mentoring program. Previously, Kendrick was East Coast diversity manager at Sidley Austin and practiced for five years as an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell. 

Kendrick holds a BA in Psychology from Georgetown University; a JD from Howard University, where she served as the managing editor of the Howard Law Journal; and an MS in Organizational Change Management from the New School’s Milano School for Policy, Management, and Environment.