Former Vandy Law Dean to Lead Syracuse

Former Vanderbilt Law School Dean Kent D. Syverud has been selected as the 12th chancellor and president of Syracuse University, Syracuse.com reports today. Syverud, who currently serves as dean of Washington University's School of Law in St. Louis, has also served as a clerk for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and as a trustee of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Trust, a $20 billion fund created by BP to pay claims arising from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.