St. Mary’s University School of Law Associate Dean Reynaldo Anaya Valencia was recently elected to the Harvard Alumni Association Board of Directors.

In their recent elections, the Harvard Alumni Association chose six graduates to join the group of 18 at-large representatives of the Harvard Alumni Association Board of Directors, who guide the activities of the alumni association. Valencia will represent Harvard University graduates around the world during his 3-year term.

Valencia, the son and grandson of migrant farm workers, earned his Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School in 1990 after graduating with both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Stanford University. He was appointed by President Clinton as one of 16 White House Fellows for 1999-2000.

At St. Mary’s, Valencia serves as associate dean for Administration and Finance and professor of Law, specializing in corporate and bankruptcy law as well as gender discrimination and race and racism in American law. He also teaches in the Summers Skills Enhancement Program, which prepares students for success in their legal education. Valencia chairs St. Mary’s Chicano Civil Rights Committee and is the founder of the Minority Pre-Law Symposium that educates high school and college students from around the state on all aspects of law school from the admission process to career options. 

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