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Syracuse University names Boise new College of Law dean

By Eric Reinhardt


PHOTO CREDIT: Syracuse University website

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Syracuse University has named Craig Boise the next dean of the school’s College of Law.

Boise will assume his new role on July 1, the school said in a news release.

His appointment also marks the conclusion of William Banks’ tenure as interim dean of the College of Law.

Banks will reassume his posts as a law professor and founding director of the school’s Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism.

The former dean, Hannah Arterian, stepped down from the position last August.

Boise comes to Syracuse University from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio.

“Craig Boise is a dynamic and forward-thinking leader who is equally passionate about quality, access and enhancing the student experience,” Michele Wheatly, vice chancellor and provost-designate, said in the school’s release. “I am impressed by his record of achievements and know the College of Law will make great strides under his leadership.”

Chancellor Kent Syverud believes Boise will “achieve great things” as dean of the College of Law.

“Craig’s bold vision and commitment to academic excellence have enhanced the student experience, improved student outcomes and positioned graduates for career success,” Syverud said. “He is the ideal person to lead the College of Law into a new era, particularly as it seeks to enhance its global reputation and continue its ascent in national rankings.”

During his time at Cleveland-Marshall, annual-fund participation among alumni increased 38 percent; annual-fund giving nearly doubled to more than $625,000; and fund-raising efforts generated more than $1 million in new scholarship support for students, according to the Syracuse release.

Boise also led the institution through a 29-point rise in U.S. News & World Report rankings, moving from 135 in his first year to an “all-time school high” of 106 this year, Syracuse University added.

Boise’s scholarship has focused on U.S. corporate and international tax policy, offshore financial centers, and offshore financial intermediation.

He has taught international tax, corporate tax, international-tax policy, and federal-income taxation.

He is currently admitted to practice in Ohio and New York, according to the release.

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