Chancellor Jack Weiss has announced the appointment of Tracy Nye Evans as Director of Professional and Bar Relations in the Law Center’s Office of Alumni Relations. The position will work closely with state and local bar associations, law firms, and professional organizations to promote the flagship agenda of the LSU Law Center. Evans has served as Director of Career Services at the Law Center since 1995.
“Tracy has led the Career Services Office with great distinction and provided critical employment advice and assistance to dozens of LSU Law students…She is ready for a new career challenge, and I am confident that she will build upon her strong relationships with the legal community and greatly benefit the Law Center in her new position,” said the Chancellor.
As Director of Career Services, Evans coordinated an Office that provided assistance to over 600 students and 200+ alumni each year. The Office coordinates the student recruitment process with state and national law firms, and counsels students on job search strategies.
Evans previously worked as a Coordinator for the Center for Continuing Professional Development in the Law Center and as a Community Relations Representative for health care organizations in Baton Rouge and Lake Charles.
She obtained a Master of Public Administration from LSU in May 2009, and she holds a B.A. from the University of Louisiana in Interpersonal and Public Communications.
Evans has been involved at the national level with the National Association of Law Placement — the Association of Legal Career Professionals. She served as Chair of the NALP Law Student Professionalism Group from 2008-09 and Vice-chair of the group from 2007-08. She is a former member of the NALP Nominating Committee and a member of the Solomon Amendment Task Force in 2004.
She has been an active volunteer in the community, having served as a board member for the Capital Area CASA Association from 2002-2005; a member of the Junior League of Baton Rouge; member of the Parish Fair Committee for St. Aloysius Church; and Co-chair of the 2005 Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Silent Auction.
Evans will transition to the Office of Alumni Relations once the search for the new Director of Career Services is concluded and a replacement is named.