LSAC Launches Search for New President and CEO Amid Leadership Transition

Law School Admission Council (LSAC)

NEWTOWN, PA — The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) is set to embark on a significant leadership change with the impending departure of its current president and CEO, Kellye Testy. After seven years of service, Testy will transition to her new role as executive director and CEO of the Association of American Law Schools starting July 1, 2024.

During her tenure, Testy guided LSAC through various challenges while doubling its commitment to access and equity within legal education. Her leadership helped LSAC assist students, schools, and the legal profession more effectively. The LSAC Board of Trustees expressed deep gratitude for her contributions, highlighting her transformative impact on the organization.

Susan Krinsky, LSAC’s executive vice president for operations and chief of staff, will step in as interim CEO until the board appoints a new leader. The search for LSAC’s next president and CEO promises to be thorough, led by executive search firm Isaacson, Miller. A search committee co-chaired by LSAC board members Marcilynn Burke and Rebecca Scheller will oversee the process, prioritizing candidates with proven leadership in legal education and a strategic vision for growth.

Marcilynn Burke, chair of the LSAC Board of Trustees, emphasized the organization’s goals: “We are embarking on an exciting new chapter for LSAC, and we are seeking a dynamic leader who shares our passion for legal education and the profession.” She added that the ideal candidate must lead with integrity and inspire the team, aiming to propel LSAC towards greater achievements.

The incoming president and CEO will face several key tasks. These include advancing LSAC’s mission, expanding its offerings, strengthening relationships with members and stakeholders, and fostering collaborations with other aligned organizations. The search committee plans to gather input from LSAC board members, staff, and stakeholders to develop a comprehensive position profile and application process.

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This leadership transition holds significant implications for LSAC and the broader landscape of legal education. The new leader will shape the future direction of LSAC at a time when the legal profession faces evolving challenges and opportunities. Innovation, inclusivity, and strategic growth will likely be pivotal themes under the new administration.

The LSAC Board of Trustees aims to appoint the next president and CEO by the end of the calendar year, marking the beginning of a new era for the organization.

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