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Leanne M. Shank Named Treasurer of NACUA

Leanne M. Shank, general counsel at Washington and Lee University, was elected to a three-year term as treasurer of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA).

Leanne has been a member of NACUA, the primary source of higher education law programming for its members and for the higher education community, since 1993, and served as a member-at-large on the NACUA board of directors 2007-2010. She served for 13 consecutive years (2002-2014) on the NACUA Committee on Finance & Audit and on its subcommittee on Investments. She also served as chair of that subcommittee for the past six years.

In the Lexington community, she has served as president of the Rockbridge/Buena Vista Bar Association, president of the local Free Clinic, director and treasurer of the Yellow Brick Road Child Care Center, and president and officer of the United Way of Lexington/Rockbridge County.

Leanne received her B.A. from the State University of New York at Oswego and her J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Before Joining W&L, she served as Rockbridge County attorney; she began her legal career at a private firm in Washington.