Chancellor Jack M. Weiss has announced the appointment of Jake T. Henry III as Director of Admissions for the LSU Law Center. Since 2007, Henry has held the position of Associate Director of Admissions at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he was integrally involved in the application and admissions process, including off-campus and minority recruitment and faculty and alumni participation in the student recruitment process.
“Mr. Henry brings a wide range of experience and knowledge to his new position at the Law Center. I have every confidence that he will be an outstanding leader of the Admissions Office and that he will contribute in many other positive ways to our Law Center community,” said Chancellor Weiss when making the announcement earlier this month.
He began his career in law school admissions while at Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas. As Admissions Recruiter, he learned first-hand of the importance of a one-on-one approach to student recruitment, facilitating personal meetings and coordinating group discussions while travelling throughout the United States.
Mr. Henry previously served in law enforcement as a Deputy Sheriff in the Forrest County Sheriff’s Office in Hattiesburg, Mississippi and as a Police Recruit with the Hattiesburg Police and Fire Training Academy.
He holds a J.D. from Washburn University School of Law and a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi. As a law student, he served as President of the Student Bar Association, and as Regional Chair of the National Black Law Students Association.
“I am extremely excited to be joining the LSU Law Center family,” said Mr. Henry. “I truly believe that a student’s legal education experience can have lasting effects, and oftentimes, that experience begins with the Admissions Office. I look forward to being a part of that experience for years to come. I also look forward to expanding the LSU Law Center’s commitment to diversity, while fostering relationships with faculty and alumni.”
Mr. Henry will assume his position in January, allowing him to participate in the critical spring admissions and recruiting season.