December 4, 2000
to associate VP
Jane DiFolco Parker, executive director of Institutional Advancement and chair of the search committee, announced the promotion Nov. 22.
Oliver will join Karen Worthington, Barton Clinic director, in teaching responsibilities and development of policy position papers, and will work directly with students through the summer intern program.
We are honored that such a dedicated public servant will be working
with our faculty and students to develop innovative approaches to the
problems of at-risk children, said Woody Hunter, dean of the law
Oliver is a 1972 graduate of Emory Law School and taught from 197678
as an assistant professor at Boston College Law School. While serving
in the House and Senate of the Georgia General Assembly, she maintained
a private law practice in Decatur. She also is a former state administrative
law judge and associate magistrate judge for DeKalb County.
From 1992 through 1998 she chaired the Judiciary Committee of the state Senate, was vice chair of the Education Committee, and chaired the Appropriations Subcommittee for Education Spending. While in the Georgia General Assembly, Oliver authored and helped pass substantial legislation for abused and neglected children and was recognized frequently for her legislative accomplishments.