Roger Dennis, dean of the Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Drexel University, plans to retire in June of 2017, university provost M. Brian Blake announced in a letter to the faculty and staff on Wednesday. Dennis is the founding dean of the law school, which opened its doors in 2007 and he was instrumental in seeing it through the American Bar Association accreditation process, completed in 2011. Blake said Dennis agreed to stay while the university conducts a national search for his replacement.
Before coming to Drexel, Dennis was both dean of Rutgers University law school on its Camden campus, and a law professor. During his 26 years there, he also served for a time as provost of the campus.