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May 16, 2002

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Kirston Fortune, Assistant Dean for Communications, (512) 471.7330,

UT Law Names a New Assistant Dean for Admissions

Monica Ingram,’98, practiced education law in Texas
Monica Ingram
Monica Ingram
Photo by Patrick Morris,
Texas Association of School Boards

AUSTIN, Texas – The University of Texas School of Law has named one of its alumni,  Monica Ingram, ’98, to be the new Assistant Dean for Admissions.

Most recently, Ingram was a staff attorney for the Texas Association of School Boards, and immediate past president of the Austin Black Lawyers Association. Before attending law school, she worked for 10 years in marketing and management.

"Monica brings a great deal of dedication and talent to our Admissions Office. She will also continue to make UT Law School accessible to all of the citizens of Texas, and the country," Dean Bill Powers said. The law school conducted a nationwide search to fill the position, formerly held by Shelli Soto, ’94.

“I am very excited to be joining such an esteemed faculty and staff,” Ingram said. “What an honor to be entrusted with the responsibility of continuing UT Law’s tradition of attracting the best and the brightest. I am extremely enthusiastic about the challenge this new opportunity presents.”

A native of Columbus, Georgia, Ingram received an undergraduate degree in radio and television, broadcast communications, from Grambling State University in 1985.  For the next 10 years, she worked as a manager for the Dallas-based Army Air Force Exchange Service at locations around the country, and then as a marketer at BI Performance Services in Edina, Minn.

During law school, Ingram worked with the Board of Advocates, the Texas Journal of Women and the Law, and the Thurgood Marshall Legal Society, serving as its president and a member of its moot court team. After graduating from UT Law in 1998, Ingram practiced law in the field of public education. She worked as a staff attorney in the former Investigations and Enforcement department of the State Board for Educator Certification in Austin, which is the licensing agency for Texas teachers. For the past two and a half years, Ingram served as a staff attorney at the Texas Association of School Boards, a non-profit association based in Austin, which represents school board members throughout the state.

Ingram, a former Attorney Ad Litem for Travis County, serves as a board member of the Austin Children’s Shelter.  In addition, she has been a mentor for the past two years in T.A. Brown Elementary’s Adopt-A-School program.