Evans and Dunn Join Office of Alumni Relations


Chancellor Jack Weiss has announced the appointments of Tracy Nye Evans as Director of Professional and Bar Relations and Jane Hansen Dunn as Associate Director of Alumni Relations at the Law Center.  Both joined the Office this summer.  

As Director of Professional and Bar Relations, Evans will work closely with state and local bar associations, law firms, and professional organizations to promote the flagship agenda of the LSU Law Center. She 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.  Karen Soniat {Director of Communications and External Relations} and I both felt that Tracy was a natural fit for the Office,” 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.

Jane Hansen Dunn will coordinate the Chancellor’s Council program and numerous special activities of the Law Center in her role as Associate Director.  Dunn was most recently Campaign Manager for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in Metairie.  She managed the organization’s signature fundraising “Light the Night” walks in both Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

Dunn was also involved in strategic planning and other fundraising activities for the The Leukemia and Lymphomia Society.  She was responsible for volunteer recruitment and revenue growth strategies for the organization.

Dunn also serves as part-time Development Director for Christ Episcopal during 2009.  She helped to lead the marketing and fundraising efforts, including Annual Fund Campaign, Capital Campaign plans, and coordination with school volunteers. 

In 2007 and 2008, she worked with the Junior League of Greater Covington to chair the “Read for the Record” program.  Events over the past two years featured Saints Head Coach Peyton and Quarterback Drew Brees. The inaugural event was attended by over 1200 people. 

Additional fundraising experience includes work with Touro Infirmary Foundation and Tulane University in New Orleans.

At Touro, Dunn was Manager of the Annual Giving Program.  While at Tulane, she served as Regional Development Officer for the Annual Fund.  She has also worked with the American Cancer Society in Kenner, LA and the Prince William County Social Services program in Virginia. 

She began her career with the American Red Cross in Baton Rouge where she served as Supervisor of Military and Social Services and as Assistant Director of Development/Public Relations. 

Dunn earned her Bachelors of Arts from LSU where she majored in General Studies and minored in Psychology, Sociology, and Women and Gender Studies. 

“Jane is a talented fundraiser and we are happy to have her as part of the LSU Law Center team.  She brings many years of experience to her position, and she will be a valuable asset for our Alumni Office,” commented Chancellor Weiss.