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Heather A. Lachenauer

Heather A. Lachenauer is an experienced litigator, appellate advocate and educator who has successfully represented international companies, federal agencies, financial institutions, businesses and individuals. She has advocated on behalf of clients in a variety of pro bono matters involving asylum, the death penalty, and religious liberty, among others. Ms. Lachenauer has taught political science, rhetoric, and poetics and aesthetics as an adjunct professor and is a former member of the Board of Regents of St. John Paul the Great Catholic University. She is the co-founder of Epiphany Prep Charter School, a school dedicated to providing quality education to children living in low-income communities in San Diego. Ms. Lachenauer received her B.A. in Government from the College of William and Mary in Virginia, a M.A. in Education at the George Washington University, and her J.D. from the University of Notre Dame.


Maggie Rolwes

Maggie Rolwes began work at the University of Dallas in June of 2020 as the Executive Assistant to the Office of the President, which includes John Plotts, Heather Lachenauer, Kris Munoz Vetter, and Clare Venegas. As such, her work covers a vast conglomerate of duties. Maggie’s primary work includes coordinating schedules and meetings, project management, budget facilitation, and system administration. In the General Counsel’s office, Maggie primarily works to streamline the contract review process, facilitate Civil Rights training, and perform general administrative duties, with a particular interest in Religious Liberty issues. Maggie holds a BA in Theology from the University of Dallas and is currently pursuing her MA in Theology at UD as well.



Interim Dean Appointments Announced

Oct. 14, 2022 (Irving, TX) – The University of Dallas (UD) announced the appointment of reference librarian and adjunct French instructor Ron Scrogham as interim dean of libraries and research...

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UD Earns Top Marks in Annual College Rankings

The University of Dallas recently earned high marks of excellence from leading publications – including moving up to the #2 spot for “Best Value” among U.S. News & World Report’s "Best Colleges" in the West, as well as The Princeton Review’s Best 388 Colleges and “America’s Top Colleges” by Forbes.

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