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Crago Named Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs

Apr 21, 2009
David C. CragoDavid C. Crago, Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law dean and professor of law, has been named ONU’s interim vice president of academic affairs, effective July 1.
Crago, who will remain dean of the College of Law, takes on the responsibilities of the departing Dr. Anne Lippert, who announced her retirement earlier this year. Lippert, who has been with ONU since 1971, has served as vice president since 1992.
Dr. Kendall L. Baker, ONU president, said, “Dean Crago has provided excellent leadership as the dean of the College of Law, and I am confident he will demonstrate these same outstanding abilities as he leads ONU’s academic division.”
Crago said, “The University’s ambitious agenda for academic excellence makes this an exciting time for all of us. I appreciate the opportunity to serve in this new role as we work to achieve our goals.”
Crago has been on the law faculty of ONU since 1991 and has served as dean since 2001. Prior to joining the faculty, he was a partner with the firm of Jones, Day in Columbus, Ohio, where he specialized in business and commercial litigation. He received his bachelor’s degree from Duke University and his juris doctor from the University of Michigan.  
Crago chairs the Ohio State Bar Association’s Commission on Judicial Campaign Advertising and Monitoring Committee. He was awarded the 2007 Legal Educator Award by the Ohio State Bar Association for his contribution to the OSBA, the lawyers of Ohio and the public for his leadership on the OSBA Judicial Campaign Advertising and Monitoring Committee.