Chancellor Jack M. Weiss has announced the appointment of Lynell A. Cadray as Director of Admissions for the LSU Law Center. Ms. Cadray also will serve as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Services.
Cadray, a Louisiana native, has served as Director of Admission at Emory Law School since 1994. She has also served as Emory Law’s Assistant Dean and Chief Diversity Officer.
“Lynell Cadray brings a wealth of experience and a long track record of success at Emory to our Admissions Office. She’s one of the most highly regarded law school enrollment professionals in the nation. I’m confident that she will play a major role in attracting even more top students to the LSU Law Center,” said Chancellor Weiss.
Ms. Cadray previously held the positions of Vice President for Enrollment Services at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia and Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Mercer University. She began her career in college admissions at Tulane University, working her way up from Admissions Counselor to Associate Dean, Executive Assistant to the Dean, and Interim Dean of the Admissions Office.
“I looked for a place where I could take my 26 years of enrollment management experience and put it to good use,” said Cadray about her decision to join the LSU Law Center administrative team. “It was natural to think about coming to a law school like LSU—that is centered around the community; that is strong in faculty reputation; and, that is equally strong for its reputation for student excellence. It’s that total package that I’m selling as an Admissions professional, after all.”
She is member of the Law School Admissions Council, The Southern Association of Pre-law Advisors, and the Pre-law Advisor National Committee, among others. She has extensive experience in working with university committees that have focused on diversity and community initiatives, women’s issues, leadership, student affairs, disability services, international affairs, alumni relations, and career services.
Ms. Cadray is a native of New Orleans. She received her B.A. from Tulane University in Social Sciences and an M.A. in Women’s Studies from Georgia State University.
She will assume her duties at the Law Center in mid-July.