Elizabeth A. McClanahan

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Elizabeth A. McClanahan
Dean of the Appalachian School of Law
In office
September 2, 2019 – July 1, 2021
Preceded bySandra McGlothlin
Succeeded byB. Keith Faulkner
Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia
In office
August 1, 2011 – September 1, 2019
Appointed byVirginia General Assembly
Preceded byLawrence L. Koontz Jr.
Succeeded byTeresa M. Chafin
Judge of the Virginia Court of Appeals
In office
April 1, 2003 – July 31, 2011
Preceded byG. Steven Agee
Succeeded byStephen R. McCullough
Personal details
Born
Elizabeth Ann McClanahan

(1959-09-01) September 1, 1959 (age 63)
Buchanan County, Virginia, U.S.
Alma materCollege of William & Mary
University of Dayton

Elizabeth Ann McClanahan (born September 1, 1959) is a former Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia. She was sworn in on September 1, 2011 for a term ending in 2023. In January 2019, she announced that she would retire from the Court effective September 1 of that year.[1]

Born in Buchanan County, Virginia, she received an undergraduate degree in government and sociology from the College of William and Mary (1981) and her J.D. degree from the University of Dayton (1984).[2] She formerly chaired the State Council of Higher Education and served as vice rector of the College of William and Mary. She formerly partnered with a law firm called Penn, Stuart, and Eskridge and served for more than eight years on the Virginia Court of Appeals as a Judge.[3] She is a breast cancer survivor.[4]

She became President and Dean of the Appalachian School of Law on September 2, 2019.[5] She departed from this role,[6] and is currently CEO of the Virginia Tech Foundation as of June 1, 2021.[7] She is also currently a part of the McCammon Group as a mediator of legal disputes.[8]

During her time on the Virginia Court of Appeals, she was honored in the 2011 list of "Influential Women of Virginia" by Virginia Lawyers Media.[9] In 2021, she was recognized by Virginia Business in "Virginia 500: The 2021 Power List" in the Nonprofits/Philanthropy section.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cain, Andrew (January 25, 2019). "Virginia Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth A. McClanahan announces Sept. 1 retirement". Times-Dispatch. Richmond, Virginia. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  2. ^ Brandon, Cody (October 31, 2016). "Justice McClanahan shares '72-hour rule' with W&M law students". William and Mary. Retrieved March 21, 2022.
  3. ^ "School of Law | 1984 Graduate Elizabeth McClanahan Joins Virginia Supreme Court : University of Dayton, Ohio". University of Dayton. Retrieved 2022-03-22.
  4. ^ Cooper, Alan (September 2, 2011). "McClanahan Invested on the Supreme Court".
  5. ^ "McClanahan to serve as new law school dean". SWVa Today. April 24, 2019. Retrieved March 5, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "Appalachian School of Law selects new president and dean". Bristol Herald Courier. April 23, 2021. Retrieved March 4, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ Raboteau, Albert (December 21, 2020). "Virginia Tech Foundation names new CEO". Virginia Tech. Retrieved March 21, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ Presley, Brian (September 17, 2019). "Retired Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Addresses ASL Students". ASL. Retrieved March 21, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ "Influential Women of Virginia honorees named". VA Lawyers Weekly. March 18, 2011. Retrieved March 21, 2022.
  10. ^ Foster, Richard (ed.). "Virginia 500: The 2021 Power List". Virginia 500: 146 – via Yudu.
Legal offices
Preceded by Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia
2011–2019
Succeeded by