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Chicago-Kent College of Law Alumni Association

565 West Adams Street, Suite 310 
Chicago, IL 60661-3691
Tel: (312) 906-5240
Fax: (312) 906-5256

Office of Institutional Advancement Staff

Susan Lewers

Assistant Dean for Institutional Advancement
(312) 906-5236  

Susan Lewers is the assistant dean for institutional advancement. In her role as the assistant dean, Susan maintains relationships with high-level giving prospects, identifies areas of financial importance within the law school and directs fundraising efforts accordingly, and oversees all alumni engagement efforts made by the law school’s Office of Institutional Advancement. Susan has a J.D. from DePaul University College of Law.

Julie Chin
Julie Chin

Director of Event Planning
(312) 906-5241 

Julie Chin is the director of event planning. Julie coordinates events on behalf of both the Office of Institutional Advancement and Chicago-Kent as a whole. With her expertise in alumni relations and events, Julie works to plan fresh and elegant events to celebrate the alumni community as well as conferences and lectures that display the engaging scholarship that Chicago-Kent has to offer.

Dana Pownall '15
Dana Pownall

Director of Development/Major Gift Officer
(312) 906-5234 

Dana Pownall is the director of development and major gift officer. Dana advances relationships with alumni and friends of the law school to raise major gifts, working with law school leadership to focus fundraising on institutional priorities and coordinating with alumni relations to maximize alumni engagement with the law school.  Dana received her J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law in December 2014.

Joe Volin
Joseph Volin

Director of Alumni Engagement
(312) 906-5245  

Joseph Volin is the director of alumni engagement. In his role as director, Joe works to ensure that all alumni have meaningful and impactful engagement with the law school. He manages several of Chicago-Kent’s alumni advisory boards, coordinates regional alumni gatherings throughout the country, and recruits volunteers to engage with students and fellow alumni. He also oversees the Office of Institutional Advancement’s annual giving fundraising efforts.

 Kiran Webster
Kiran Webster

Development Associate
(312) 906-5243

Kiran Webster is the development associate for Chicago-Kent. She is responsible for stewardship and donor relations for the law school, including managing gift processing, donor recognition, and scholarship reporting. Kiran received her B.A. in Professional Writing from Michigan State University in 2015.