Donna L. Pavlick has been named director of academic programs and registrar of the Vanderbilt Law School.
Most recently, Pavlick was assistant dean for admissions, financial aid and student services as well as a lecturer at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law.
A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Pavlick holds a master’s in psychology from the University of Northern Colorado; a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law: an L.L.M. from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law; and a A.B.D. of higher education administration, also from Missouri. She is a Ph.D. candidate.
“Under Dean Ed Rubin’s leadership, the Law School’s academic programs have proliferated,” said Chris Guthrie, associate dean for academic affairs. “Donna will play a key leadership role working with faculty and other senior administrators to implement and manage our rich array of academic programs. She also will work closely with Vanderbilt Law students, providing academic support, guidance and advice.”
Pavlick, who previously worked in the health care industry as director of a rehabilitation center in Missouri, also has extensive experience as an arbitrator and mediator, with an emphasis on workplace disputes.
While at the University of Missouri, Pavlick was the recipient of the Carey Mae Carrol Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Advancement of Women from the Women’s Law Association, and received the Excellence in Education Award for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.