Provost Shirley Willihnganz announced Duncan’s appointment after consulting with law school faculty and staff and discussing it with President James Ramsey. Duncan will succeed Jim Chen, who is expected to return to the law faculty after a year’s leave.

A member of the law school faculty since 1997, Duncan has been associate dean for more than a year and is a former chair of UofL’s Commission on the Status of Women.

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John Drees
John Drees is a 32-year veteran in the Office of Communications and Marketing. As senior associate vice president/director of campus communication, he works closely with the president, provost and other senior administrators, oversees the Office of Communications and Marketing, including media relations, marketing, broadcast, social media, internal communication, crisis communication, visitor services and special events and activities. A former sports editor for the Voice Newspapers, he was a regular contributor to a variety of publications, including the Kentucky Sports Report and the Courier-Journal. A poor but enthusiastic golfer, he is an avid Cardinal sports fan. He also loves the Detroit Lions, so pity him.