New Coordinator of Professional Development and Multicultural Affairs Named

Marva FabienWillamette University College of Law is pleased to announce the appointment of Marva C. Fabien to coordinator of professional development and multicultural affairs effective January 4, 2001.

In this new position, Ms. Fabien will assist Professor Jennifer Wright, director of the clinical law program, with the administration of the externship program and will also work with Professor Sam Jacobson, legal research and writing, with the implementation of the academic support program. Ms. Fabien is also responsible for multicultural planning, programming, and student affairs in the College of Law. She will work closely with the offices of admission, career services, and development and alumni services.

Ms. Fabien, most recently, was the assistant superintendent for the MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in Woodburn, Oregon. She was appointed to the Oregon Board of Parole and Post Prison Supervision in 1993, eventually serving as chairperson. Ms. Fabien served as the academic support director for Lewis & Clark Northwestern School of Law in Portland, Oregon from 1988 to 1993. She has also been an attorney in private practice and also was a staff attorney for the Multnomah County Legal Aid Service in Portland, Oregon. She is a member of both the Oregon Bar and Idaho Bar. Ms. Fabien earned her law degree at Lewis & Clark Northwestern School of Law and her bachelor of arts degree from the University of Oregon. She is a native of Trinidad.